A bit of a tangent - I thought in a sentence like "J'ai rendu visite à mon ami dimanche dernier," you would say "LE dimanche dernier?"

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A bit of a tangent - I thought in a sentence like "J'ai rendu visite à mon ami dimanche dernier," you would say "LE dimanche dernier?"

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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

You would use the article in conjunction with a weekday in one of two cases:

1) if you are talking about a series of days, e.g.:
Le dimanche je rend visite à ma mère. -- Sundays I visit my mother. (meaning all Sundays)

2) if you are talking about a weekday in general, e.g.:
Je déteste le lundi. -- I hate Mondays.

In your example you are referring to a particular Sunday, hence no article:
J'ai rendu visite à mon ami dimanche dernier.

A bit of a tangent - I thought in a sentence like "J'ai rendu visite à mon ami dimanche dernier," you would say "LE dimanche dernier?"

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