What does it indicate when we use an indefinite article before Monday or any other day?

  • The optional article means nothing at all in your context. My guess is most native speakers wouldn't include it (She is always early for work on Monday), but it's just a meaningless stylistic choice. Note that it's also quite natural to pluralise Mondays here, and I'd be pretty certain doing that would be more common than actually including the indefinite article. But that wouldn't affect the meaning either. – FumbleFingers Apr 30 at 13:31
  • I know that I can pluralize Mondays, but the point is that I found this context in a Cambridge English book and the question was to organize some mixed-up words into correct sentences and this is the first time I come up against such usage. – muhammed abd elfattah Apr 30 at 14:37
  • Are you saying that a true Anglophone teaching resource set you the task of rearranging a mixed-up set of words including that indefinite article? That strikes me as a little odd, given how relatively uncommon it is to include the article. But it is "valid", though. – FumbleFingers Apr 30 at 15:00

a is an indefinite article: it means that you are not talking about a specific whatever that you have already referred to. For example, if you said "I would like an apple", it means that you are not talking about any particular apple- any apple would do.

In this case, non-specific means that she is early for work on any Monday.

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