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I just watched a video on youtube and there was a line:

I spent many a weekend and evening stacking shelves.

I would like to ask is there such a phrase as "many a weekend"? It seems grammatically incorrect.

Below is the link of the video. The line is at about 2:18.

BBC learning english

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Yes. This phase is commonly used in contexts similar to the one described above.

Another example would be a phrase such as:

I have spent many a Friday night at a club, dancing.

The phase implies that you have completed an action multiple times under similar or identical circumstances.

  • Great answer; even better with a reference. – Davo Dec 14 '17 at 17:34
  • Is the fact that I'm English enough of a reference? – T54 Dec 15 '17 at 3:16
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    Actually, no. I see that you don't have the Informed badge, so perhaps you have not taken the tour during your three day membership. Please see this helpful sheet on how to write a good answer that will not only answer this user's question, but explain why your answer is correct, and possibly help future users with similar questions. And thanks for your participation. – Davo Dec 15 '17 at 12:14

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