Which is correct:
"over the weekend" or "during the weekend"?

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over the weekend

This phrase is correct and commonly used in English to refer to activities or events that happen on the weekend.

This phrase is used to indicate something that occurred or will occur during the time span of the weekend, from Friday evening to Sunday evening.

Examples:

  • I went hiking over the weekend.
  • We're planning a trip over the weekend.
  • She likes to relax and read over the weekend.
  • They usually visit their grandparents over the weekend.
  • He finished his project over the weekend.

Alternatives:

  • during the weekend
  • on the weekend
  • at the weekend
  • throughout the weekend
  • across the weekend

during the weekend

This phrase is correct and commonly used in English to refer to activities or events that happen on the weekend.

This phrase is used to indicate something that occurred or will occur during the time span of the weekend, from Friday evening to Sunday evening.

Examples:

  • We usually go out for dinner during the weekend.
  • She likes to catch up on her reading during the weekend.
  • They have a soccer match during the weekend.
  • I'll be working on my project during the weekend.
  • He plans to relax and watch movies during the weekend.

Alternatives:

  • over the weekend
  • on the weekend
  • at the weekend
  • throughout the weekend
  • across the weekend
Both 'over the weekend' and 'during the weekend' are correct and commonly used phrases in English. They are interchangeable and can be used to refer to activities or events that happen on the weekend.

Last updated: March 22, 2024

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