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The U.S. is stressing the importance of social distancing during services ahead of Easter this weekend.

Which one does modify ‘this weekend’, ‘Easter’ or ‘services’ or others to make sense?

What do you native English speakers think? Thank you so much as usual.

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I don't see that anything modifies 'this weekend'. You can see this more clearly if you rearrange the words like this.

This weekend, the U.S. is stressing the importance of social distancing during services ahead of Easter.

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In terms of real meaning, it's too late to talk about doing anything 'ahead of Easter', because the Easter weekend has already started. It would be better to say

eg The U.S. is stressing the importance of social distancing during Easter services this weekend.

Clive

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Nothing modifies "this weekend", if that is what you are asking. The way I understand it, "this weekend" is telling us that Easter falls this weekend (i.e. the coming weekend, as of the time that this was written).

(Cross-posted.)