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can anyone tell me which of the follows are correct?

I work at the weekend.
I work at weekends.
I work on the weekend (I was told this was wrong)
I work on weekends.
I work over the weekend.
I work over weekends.
I work for the weekend
I work for the weekends.
I work weekends.
I work Sundays.

If I meant to mean 'both Saturdays and Sundays', do I use 'weekends'?
Or, would 'weekends' mean 'both Saturdays and Sundays EVERY SINGLE WEEKS' just like when we say 'Mondays'.

When do you use an article 'the' with weekend/weekends?
Is 'On the weekend(s) wrong?' I often use it though.

Thanks for your help in adv.
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As a BrE speaker I would use the following (AmE speakers will answer for themselves):

I work at the weekend.
I work at weekends.
I work over the weekend.
I work over weekends.
I work weekends.
I work Sundays.



If I mean 'both Saturdays and Sundays', do I use 'weekends'?. Yes.


Does 'weekends' mean 'both Saturdays and Sundays EVERY SINGLE WEEK' just like when we say 'Mondays'.Yes.


Rover
I noticed you have answered all my questions. Thanks Thanks Thanks!

Looking into your answer above, it seems you use an article (the) with a singular noun (weekend), but no article with a plural noun (weekends). Am I right? Would both mean exactly same?

I work at the weekend.
vs.

I work at weekends.

I work over the weekend.
vs.

I work over weekends.

Also, if I want to say a particular week (like 'this week', then I should say 'this weekend' not 'this weekends'
(according to the rule that I found from your sentences with 'the')

One last question,
It seems there is a subtle difference btw 'at' and 'over' to me.
Using 'over' would mean more like 'during the period' whereas using 'at' sounds more like treating 'weekends' as 'a day of week' (like Monday)

Hope this makes sense?

Thanks again!
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In American English, " I work on weekends " and " I work weekends" are the common collocations and make sense if you meant to say " Saturdays and Sundays are my normal work days. Same applies to "....on Sundays" or any day.

I worked over the weekend - Ok to mean you spent the entire weekend working and you made this comment on Monday morning.
Thanks for your answer! Much appreciated.

No wonder I've been using 'on weekends' all the time and felt 'at weekends' a little awkward.

Would those sound right to you as AmE speaker?
- on the weekend, but on weekends
And they both mean exactly same?

Thanks!
I do my laundry on (the) weekends.
I see my parents on (the) weekends.
I like to go fishing on the weekends.

With or without article, both are fine and typical collocation in AmE.
springmeansAnd they both mean exactly same?
Yes.
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Thanks for your response.
Can I just ask you whether the followings have same meanings and grammatically correct?

I do my laundry on weekends.
I do my laundry on the weekend.
I do my laundry on the weekends.

I see my parents on weekends.
I see my parents on the weekend.
I do my laundry on the weekends.

I like to go fishing on weekends.
I like to go fishing on the weekend.
I like to go fishing on the weekends.

Thank you so much in advance.

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Yes for all!
Thanks heaps.

But, I just found one posting that explains about a subtle difference in btw
'at weekends' and 'at the weekend'.

This person said 'at the weekend' refers a specific weekend whereas 'at weekends' refers weekends in general.
I am still confused.. (and what about at the weekends') Emotion: rolleyes

Oh, it's not gonna end....
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