Common mistake week-end (weekend)

Common Grammar Mistakes: Week-end vs. Weekend

English grammar can be quite confusing and filled with various rules and exceptions. One common mistake that people often make is the incorrect spelling of the word "weekend."


You might come across the word "week-end" in old books or writings. However, this spelling is considered outdated and incorrect in modern English. The correct and accepted spelling is "weekend," without a hyphen.

Using the hyphenated version of "week-end" implies that the word consists of two separate components - "week" and "end." But in reality, "weekend" is a compound word that refers to the period of time between the end of one week and the start of another.


  • Incorrect: Let's plan something fun for the up-coming week-end.
  • Correct: Let's plan something fun for the upcoming weekend.

As you can see in the examples above, the correct spelling is "weekend," and using the hyphenated version is incorrect.

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week-end (weekend) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    Let's meet on the week-end to play some tennis.

    Let's meet on the weekend to play some tennis.

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