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As a native English speaker I feel that to say "On Monday we only have maths" or "On Monday we just have maths" should both be considered correct as they both mean the same thing.

- 261

In america we only use the word "math" as a shortened form of mathematics, never "maths" https://www.dailywritingtips.com/math-or-maths/

- 349

Outside of America we only use the word "maths" as a shortened form of mathematics, never "math".

The sentence as read implies "we have no other lessons that day besides maths".

Your sentence could be (and I think would more usually) be read as implying "we don't have maths lessons on any other days of the week". I think it would be more like у нас математика только в понедельник.

Does that help? I'm a native speaker of English, and though I don't really know the technical reasons, that's how I'd understand those sentences if someone said them to me. I think "We only have maths on Monday" is slightly ambiguous, but the first is a better translation.

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Yes, but you can say on Monday we only have math, and this would be clearly understood.

the way I would say that there is no math in any other day of the week would be "We only have math on Mondays"

- 349

I think that this should be accepted, still. "We only have maths on Monday" is absolutely ambiguous, so it could mean equally either. For example, for me personally, if someone asked me, "Do we have Science tomorrow?", I would respond, " No, we only have maths on Monday". Maybe that's slightly incorrect, but it's still common-enough usage that it should be accepted here, imo