Hello I found the following sentence in a grammar book. ' what do you usually do at weekends?' this sentence must be correct as it is from the grammar book, How about this one. ' what do you usually do on weekends? could you anyone explain the differences of those sentences?
Oct 26, 2021 1:12 PM
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On and at are two prepositions that can indicate location and time. However, in general, at refers to a more specific time and place. When referring to time, on is used to talk about days and dates while at is used to talk about specific times. This is the key difference between on and at. You can see the difference in usage in the following examples. The office is closed on Saturdays. He came to see me at four o’clock in the morning.
October 26, 2021
yes there is a difference of preposition if a situation of particular place we should use at and if we have situation for days , year we use on...
October 26, 2021
It is "at weekends" because it referrers to a number of weekends. "on weekends" is sometimes casually used but grammatically incorrect in this sentence. It should be "on the weekend" meaning just one weekend. But on the other hand you can say "on weekends (meaning most weekends, usually) we are having lunch at the restaurant.
October 26, 2021
Both prepositions can be used in this sentence. It depends on where you are speaking or using English. We used to always go to the beach AT the weekend. – British English We used to always go to the beach ON the weekend. – American English :)
October 26, 2021
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