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[Fridays] vs [every Friday] Options
robjen
Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:31:46 AM
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I have heard that Fridays is the same as every Friday.

Some people have told me that the first two examples below are correct.

(1a) I usually work on Fridays. (correct)

(2a) I always work on Fridays. (correct)

(1b) I usually work every Friday. (wrong)

(2b) I always work every Friday. (wrong)


Since "Fridays means exactly every Friday", why are (1b) and (2b) wrong?

Thank you very much.
thar
Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:42:53 AM

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Fridays= all Fridays. Each Friday.

In the case of 'Fridays' you can modify that with 'usually'. That means you work most Fridays but not all.

But 'every Friday' and 'usually' (ie not every Friday) are direct contradictions.
Incorrect.

And 'every Friday' and 'always' (ie it happens every Friday) are a duplication
Incorrect.


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