When is Pat going to call you?

I' am expecting him to call sometime ______ the weekend.

a)in b)on c)over


In this case, none:

I expect him to call sometime this weekend.

That said, on and over apply where one's weekends are concerned; and if you wish to be all cute (or all formal) about it, then "in the course of" might just do the trick. Not always, though.

I'll get to it on the weekend.

I'll be working on it over the weekend.

Or, upon @JEL's suggestion:

I'll be working on it during the weekend.

Pronounced "DOO-ring" or "DEW-ring," depending on the neighborhood.

Another suggestion from Relentless JEL is:

I'm expecting him to call sometime, come the weekend.

  • @JEL: It's too easy. Oh, okay, thanks, I'll make the edit.
    – Ricky
    Jan 17 '16 at 22:41
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    I can't say I approve of posting an Answer to a question which is so obviously a duplicate. Not that I looked very closely at the original anyway, but I'd have thought answers there would make it clear on the weekend is still very much an American usage. The original question title also explicitly mentions American English - but this one doesn't, so there's even more reason to point out that in British English the standard alternative to over is at the weekend. Jan 17 '16 at 23:04
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    In Britain we do things on Saturdays, and on Sundays but never on the week-end. Always, at, over, or during.
    – WS2
    Jan 17 '16 at 23:06
  • @WS2: At, really?
    – Ricky
    Jan 17 '16 at 23:20
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    I'm far happier with 'I'll see him at the weekend' than with 'I am expecting him to call sometime at the weekend'. Jan 18 '16 at 0:22

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