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Which of the following sentences is correct?

  1. From now on, the biochemistry lecture classes on Mondays at 10.30 a.m. will be held on Sundays at 11.30 a.m instead.
  2. From now on, the biochemistry lecture classes on Monday at 10.30 a.m. will be held on Sunday at 11.30 a.m instead.
  3. From now on, the biochemistry lecture class on Monday at 10.30 a.m. will be held on Sunday at 11.30 a.m instead.
  4. From now on, the biochemistry lecture class on Mondays at 10.30 a.m. will be held on Sundays at 11.30 a.m instead.

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    Suggested migration to ell.se – Kris Jan 5 '14 at 8:06
  • Both forms are used. Mondays is not incorrect. – Kris Jan 5 '14 at 8:06
  • Whilst I agree that none of your examples are 'incorrect', and are perfectly clear in meaning, my way of saying the same thing would be: From now on the 10.30am-Monday class will be held on Sundays at 11.30am instead. – WS2 Jan 5 '14 at 8:42
  • I suspect that the classes are not held in the occident. Schools, and universities are always closed on Sundays. – Mari-Lou A Jan 5 '14 at 9:03
  • @Mari-LouA I wouldn't say always, I'd say Middle Eastern ones are probably open Sundays–Thursdays ;) – anotherdave Jan 5 '14 at 9:37
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The meaning of all of the examples you've given can be easily understood, but perhaps the best (that is, that with the least ambiguity) is

From now on, the biochemistry lecture class on Mondays at 10.30 a.m. will be held on Sundays at 11.30 a.m instead.

To answer your question, days of the week can be pluralized as you've done in your examples.

  • He'll never run the marathon, not in a month of Sundays.
  • Mondays Are More Depressing Than We Thought, Says Study
  • French Tuesdays provides the Y generation with a fun, empowering social event...
  • Wednesdays are known in the US as "hump day".
  • Good examples, Susan. – Edwin Ashworth Jan 5 '14 at 8:29
  • Hump day? As in to be "in the sack" or have sex? Really! Why Wednesdays? – Mari-Lou A Jan 5 '14 at 9:02
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    @Mari-LouA - from the idiom, over the hump, once you're over Wednesday, there's the light (of Friday) at the end of the tunnel. ;) – anongoodnurse Jan 5 '14 at 9:04
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    :) I think of that every time I hear the term. – anongoodnurse Jan 5 '14 at 9:08
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    You girls are rude. I was thinking camels... – Ste Jan 5 '14 at 14:17

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