Does it simply continue to be an adverbial/preposition phrase? Or does it change its function and/or material?

  • The "on" is understood to be part of a prepositional phrase, as in "I will meet you at the meeting Monday at noon."
    – suse
    Dec 21, 2018 at 3:10
  • With certain nouns, like days of the week, the preposition can be understood. What else can you do with a day of the week, after all? Dec 21, 2018 at 3:12
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    I might note that in terms of usage, there is a distinct difference between AmE and BritE. I use BritE and would never say "at the meeting Monday" - leaving out on sounds like an Americanism (like leaving out "and" in 120). Dec 21, 2018 at 7:07

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According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary the noun 'Monday' turns into the adverb 'Monday'.



(North American)

:On Monday.

For example: ‘I'll ring you Monday’

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    Do Canadians ring each other on the telephone as the British do? Otherwise it's not quite North American.
    – KarlG
    Dec 21, 2018 at 5:06
  • Interesting to note that MW specifies this is a North American usage. Google Ngrams gives a sense of the AmE/BritE difference. Dec 21, 2018 at 7:11

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