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ilydork

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English & Korean
Just confirming..I'm suddenly confused:confused:
Does "I go swimming every weekday" mean every day of the week except Sat+Sun? Thank you.
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    To some people it will. The dictionaries I just checked indicate that weekday is every day of the week except Sunday -- or Saturday and Sunday. So it's variable depending on the source you consult.

    If it's important to be precise, you should use other words to make your meaning clear.
     

    ilydork

    Senior Member
    English & Korean
    So if I want to say I go swimming every day of the week except Sat&Sun, what would be the precise way to say it?
     

    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    I swim every day of the week except Saturday and Sunday is one way. :)

    Or, I swim every weekday and take Saturday and Sunday off.
    Or, I swim five times a week... on weekdays.
     
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    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    Sure, that's fine... I knew you could find a way. :)

    You can also leave out "every day from," if you like.
     

    Pertinax

    Senior Member
    BrE->AuE
    Could this also work:
    I go swimming every day from Monday to Friday.
    Yes, that is quite clear.

    I might add that weekday might be totally unambiguous in a given context. For example, in Australia no one would take Saturday as a weekday, and you might properly say that you swim every weekday.
     
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