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on the weekend / at the weekend

how to use prepositions correctly?

on the weekend OR at the weekend
on weekends OR at weekends

are there any other options?

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language


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    Susan has given you both the British English (BE) and American English (AE) usages.

    Susan has also pointed out that "over the weekend" (but not: "over weekends") is commonly used, at least in AE.

    I just want to say that we *can* use other prepositions, in certain contexts:

    >I will be busy over the weekend.

    We can also say this with other prepositions, for example:

    >I will be busy during the weekend. (common)
    >I will be busy through the weekend. (common)
    >I will be busy throughout the weekend. (Not as common.)
    >I will be busy for the weekend. (rare)

    Or Just

    >I will be busy this weekend. (No preposition.)

    American usage: on the weekend, on weekends
    British usage: at the weekend, at weekends

    If you are talking about weekends generally, use "on weekends"
    example: "I enjoy taking trips on weekends."

    Never use "at weekend".

    If you are talking about last weekend or this coming weekend, say "over the weekend".
    example: "I took a trip over the weekend."
    or: "I will take a trip over the weekend."

    Hope this helps.

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