Friday (and other days of the week)

Friday (and other days of the week)
Friday (and other days of the week)
Friday, being the first day of the week alphabetically, is chosen to make this point, which also applies to the other six. The suppression of on in adverbial references to days of the week (See you Friday / He normally eats fish Fridays) has spread to BrE from America, but the use remains informal in Britain, especially in the singular. Only an American would say or write that something ‘happened Tuesday’ instead of ‘happened last Tuesday’, or to give a real example:

• When Goosen took his family to dinner here Tuesday night, not a single person asked for an autograph —Houston Chronicle, AmE 2005 [OEC].


Modern English usage. 2014.

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