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English grammar help. Grammar questions from ESL learners

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Postby Rustamsher » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:25 pm

She gets up early ... the weekdays.

(a) at
(b) of
(c) on
(d) in

This test is concerned with the preposition problem and the correct answer is (c), but I would like to call your attention in other respects: Is "the" correctly used in the sentence?

As far as I know "at the weekend" is considered to be fixed expression, in which "the" cannot be omitted. Am I right? What about on (the) weekdays?

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Postby Alan » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:06 am

Yes, 'the' is unnatural here.
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