Difference between Weak and Week

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I’m Latika, a writer at Genlish, and I am going to share grammar and other language-related tips and tricks with you to simplify the process of learning English.

Yesterday, we discussed how we can learn English in 3 months. As we all know, grammar plays a very important role in English language. Hence,  I will talk about a very common grammar mistake all of us commit, today. I am going to tell you the difference between weak and week, which will help you write better.

Weak and Week

The phonetic similarity between these two words is the reason behind the confusion that arises for all of us. Weak and week are homonyms, which means they sound alike, but the meanings are different.

Something that lacks physical strength, is fragile and not strong  is weak. However, it is not restricted to physical strength, anything can be weak – governments, the Wi-Fi signal, someone’s will power,  a storm and so on.

For example:

  • My dog has become weak due to illness.
  • The cellular network is weak in this area.
  • His will power is quite weak.
  • She is financially weak.

Week refers to a time period of seven days. Generally, a week is from Monday to Sunday. However, any period of seven consecutive days is called a week.

For example:

  • We are going to celebrate all week!
  • I am getting a week off next month.
  • Can I meet you next week?
  • We have to submit the report within a week.

What’s the difference?

  • Week is a noun whereas weak is an adjective.
  • Week means a period of seven consecutive days whereas weak implies lack of physical strength.

I hope this cleared any doubts that you had about the usage of weak and week. Remember not to use them interchangeably as they are two completely different words.

I will talk about the usage of I, Me, Myself and My in my next blog. Keep reading!

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