In the weekend
On the weekend
I know various books denote it "on the weekend", but I need to know why "in the weekend" cannot be used even if it shows duration.
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Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be a great explanation for why. It is just an odd nuance of English that we do things on days and in months.
I'll be staying at school on the weekends.
I will return in the month of May.
The following two links give a few more examples.
'In the weekend' is a common error.
A popular confusion is 'on the weekend' OR 'at the weekend'.
In that, it's the register that makes the difference. BrE and AmE
Learner's Dictionary quotes:
'At the weekend' is a British English expression, which is used the same way as 'on the weekend' in American English. Speakers of American English may understand this expression, but they do not use it.