at 9 on weekends or on weekends at 9

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Hardbop

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Russian
Hello, to me "I get up at 9 o'clock on weekends" sounds more natural than "I get up on weekends at 9 o'clock". Want to double check if I am right here, or are both sentences equally natural? Also, are there any rules that govern the order of time + days of the week?
 
  • The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    "I get up at 9 o'clock on weekends / on the weekend" is what we normally say in the US. We would need a particular reason to use the other order, but doing so isn't incorrect.
     

    lingobingo

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    English - England
    I agree. The word order is largely a matter of preference (“On weekends” could just as easily go at the beginning of the sentence), but the other alternative would not normally be used — unless perhaps you were making a comparison, such as: I get up on weekends at 9 o’clock but on weekdays at 7.
     
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