I've read it that you could choose not to use the preposition On when talking about days, like " I hope i get to meet you monday." in informal speech. So, i was wondering, could i choose not to use On all the time?

Or is it better to just use On when talking about days in informal speech?

  • "This happened (on a) rainy Sunday: Lekon Chekon suddenly wondered if on could be ommitted in all time constructions" Mar 3 '16 at 16:38
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    I suppose it's better to use "On" always when constructing similar sentences, that way i can't just go wrong. xD Mar 3 '16 at 18:00
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    As a native speaker of American English, I don't see or hear much difference in formality between using and not using on with days. Mar 4 '16 at 5:01

As a general rule of thumb, if it's clear what day you're talking about, and you don't attach any adjectives to it, you're free to remove the "on" from "on x-day".

It's happening on Monday == It's happening Monday :: By default, leaving off "on" implies "this"

It happened on Monday at the beginning of March:: It happened Monday at the beginning of March


It happened on a rainy Monday =/= It happened a rainy Monday (I think technically this is a proper construction, but I can almost guarantee you won't hear people say this)

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