Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Weekend"

  • The meaning of "Weekend" in various phrases and sentences

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    2. They often go to out of town places on the weekends.

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    2. It means, it’s a weekend now, and the person is asking how you are doing during the weekend. You may reply with “it’s going well” or you can describe what you’ve been doing during the weekend.

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    2. They are asking if you are enjoying Saturday/Sunday. btw- means by the way

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    2. "forego" means to give up, or to not do. It means "He should have not gone to (Las) Vegas" or "Why did he still go to (Las) Vegas?" for the weekend

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    2. 「土曜日と日曜日」を意味します :)

  • Example sentences using "Weekend"

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    2. You can say: How was your weekend? Have a good weekend? What’d you get up to this weekend? Do anything fun this weekend?

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    2. 'What are you up to this weekend"? "I'm going to cut the lawn tomorrow, and then on Sunday I am going for a long walk with some friends, followed by a drink at the local pub".

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    2. Sosoglamed's explanation pretty much explains it, so there's no need for me to answer it now, but I figured I'd answer it anyway. My answer may be too long & confusing. If it is, just ignore it. ------------------------------------------------------------------ WEEK On the calendar, one week looks like this: SUNDAY, Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., SATURDAY. In most people's minds though, one week looks like this: Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., SATURDAY, SUNDAY. ------------------------------------------------------------------ WORK WEEK A "work week" is Monday - Friday. 5 days. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday ------------------------------------------------------------------- WEEKEND We think of Monday as being the start of the week and Sunday as being the end. That's why the word is "weekend". Week.......end. And that's why Sunday is part of the weekend, even though it's at the beginning when it's on the calender. The weekend is really only two days, Saturday and Sunday. But everybody gets really excited on Friday 'cause work is over, so we start celebrating and include that day too. It's sort of like a friend of your family that you call your aunt and uncle because you are really close to them, but they're not really your aunt or uncle by blood. So the real weekend is still only Saturday and Sunday. Weekend is singular. (Saturday/Sunday) = weekend I think the original sentence correction that made you wonder about the word "weekends" was this sentence: Yours: oh yes. I bought an electric piano a few months ago and tried to climb a new mountain every weekends. Correction: oh yes. I bought an electric piano a few months ago and tried to climb a new mountain every weekend(DELETE "s"). To help you understand why I wrote (DELETE "s") I will write the complete sentence. There is an implied word in it. "I bought an electric piano a few months ago and tried to climb a new mountain every SINGLE weekend." Do you see why it is "weekend" instead of "weekends" now? Btw, the word "every" always comes before a singular noun. https://bit.ly/2LgLErZ A synonym for "every" is "each". "I tried to climb a new mountain each weekend." ------------------------------------------------------------------ WEEKENDS Weekends is plural. (Saturday/Sunday) + (Saturday/Sunday) = weekends 52 weeks in a year = 52 weekends ---------------------------------------------------------------- LONG WEEKEND You can also have a "long weekend". A "long weekend" only happens sometimes. A "long weekend" happens when a holiday falls on a day during the work week(Monday-Friday). And also if you just decide to take vacation days. A "long weekend" is (Saturday/Sunday) + any days of the work week that you don't have to go to work/school. For example: Fri. + (Saturday/Sunday) = a 3 day weekend Thurs. + Fri. + (Saturday/Sunday) = a 4 day weekend Wed. + Thurs. + Fri. + (Saturday/Sunday) = a 5 day weekend 5 day weekends are like unicorns. They are very rare and you will probably not see many of them in your lifetime. You can't have a long weekend if there is a space between the holiday and the weekend. You can't have: Wed. + (Sat/Sun) The days have to be connected like this: Wed, Thurs, Fri + (Sat/Sun). Example sentences with "long weekend": "Oh boy! We have a long weekend coming up!" "Did you enjoy your long weekend?" -------------------------------------------------------------------------- THIS WEEKEND You asked this question on Saturday. I am answering your question on Sunday. So, you asked your question this weekend and I am answering your question this weekend. It is the weekend that I am living in right now. It is my present. Since you live in South Korea, the time difference makes it Monday for you now, so you can't say that you are in the same "this weekend" as me anymore. Only I can. *neener neener* :P You are living in my "next week". For you, since it is Monday, "this weekend" means the closest future Saturday/Sunday that is coming up. For instance, if you say "I'm going to a concert this weekend". That means that you will go to the concert in 6 or 7 days. (1Mon, 2Tue, 3Wed, 4Thurs, 5Fri, 6SATURDAY, or 7SUNDAY) ---------------------------------------------------------------- NEXT WEEKEND "Next weekend" is the weekend that comes after this weekend. ---------------------------------------------------------------- THE WEEKEND "the weekend" is one weekend. "the weekend" can mean any specific weekend; in the past, present or future. Examples: 1) (PAST): "I spent the weekend at his house 4 months ago." 2) (PRESENT): "I'm spending the weekend at his house." 3) (FUTURE): "I'm spending the weekend at his house." "I'm going to spend the weekend at his house." 4) FUTURE): "I'm going to spend the weekend at his house next month." ------------------------------------------------------------------- THE WEEKEND & THIS WEEKEND "the weekend" and "this weekend" only have the same meaning sometimes. For instance, "THE weekend" and "THIS weekend" are only interchangeable with numbers 2 and 3. 2) (PRESENT): "I'm spending THIS weekend at his house." 3) (FUTURE): "I'm spending THIS weekend at his house." "I'm going to spend THIS weekend at his house." --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE WEEKEND & NEXT WEEKEND "the weekend" and "next weekend" only have the same meaning sometimes. For instance, "THE weekend" and "NEXT weekend" are only interchangeable with number 3. 3) (FUTURE): "I'm spending NEXT weekend at his house." "I'm going to spend NEXT weekend at his house."

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    2. There's a party this weekend. Do you wanna come?

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    2. what are you going to do this weekend is just a simple sentence

  • Synonyms of "Weekend" and their differences

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    2. "In the weekend" does not sound correct. "On the weekend" would be correct in instances where the speaker is referring to an event that took/will take place on a weekend. Example sentences: "We met on the weekend that I visited New York." "I watched a lot of TV on the weekend that I was sick in bed last month." "We have a lot planned for our vacation this week, and on the weekend we will do nothing at all."

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    2. what are your weekend plans and what are you doing this weekend are more natural.

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    2. They are both the same. Example: A: When do you work? B: On weekends. - A: When do you work? B: On the weekends. You can use both! "On the weekend" is a little more natural though!

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    2. I can try :)) The first sentence is more commonly heard compared to the second. 'What did you do last weekend' implies that the speaker doesn't know anything about what the other person did last weekend, whereas 'what had you done last weekend' means that they know a little. For example they know that the other person did some work but want to know how much work had been done last weekend, so they ask 'what had you done last weekend?' I hope this makes sense! I did my best :))

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    2. There is a lot of rules in the english language. Could you give an example of what you're talking about? @Bandana:

  • Translations of "Weekend"

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    2. "On the weekend" is the correct. Here are some examples just in case! I'm going to my friend's house on the weekend. I watch movies on the weekend. An alternative to "on the weekend" could be "during the weekend". Both sentences mean the same thing but "during the weekend" sounds more natural. Here are a couple more examples: I have a project to do during the weekend. My birthday party is during the weekend. During the weekend, I complete my homework. I hope this helped! Good luck with your studies!

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    2. Sunday schedule

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    2. It should be "What do you do on the weekend?" instead. If you were going to say a specific time, like 12:00, you'd say "What do you do at 12:00?" but for some odd reason we say "on the weekend" or "on Friday."

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    2. @Proust: What did you do over the weekend?

  • Other questions about "Weekend"

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    2. You can say "$280k will be due this weekend. Please arrange/make payment at the soonest."

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    2. where do you always go during the weekend?

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    2. I don't want to bother you on Friday night, but considering the deadline you advise me to email my documents is soon, I still want to ask you some questions.

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    2. I personally don't think this is natural, but other people might have different views. I would say one of the following: - I always end up chilling (too much) on weekends. - I always end up relaxing (too much) on weekends. - I always end up lazing around on weekends.

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    2. It wasn't bad staying here with my friends. (In this case, "-ing" sounds more natural that "to.") We drank beer Saturday night and played basketball on Sunday at noon. (Days of the week always use "on" when you talk about when you did something. For "Saturday night," we don't need to use a preposition at all. For time, we almost always use "at.")

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