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Prepositions of Time - at, in, on in English Grammar Empty Prepositions of Time - at, in, on in English Grammar

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Prepositions of Time - at, in, on in English Grammar

We use:
at for a PRECISE TIME
in for MONTHS, YEARS, CENTURIES and LONG PERIODS
on for DAYS and DATES
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Look at these examples:
I have a meeting at 9am.
The shop closes at midnight.
Jane went home at lunchtime.
In England, it often snows in December.
Do you think we will go to Jupiter in the future?
There should be a lot of progress in the next century.
Do you work on Mondays?
Her birthday is on 20 November.
Where will you be on New Year's Day?

Notice the use of the preposition of time at in the following standard expressions:
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*Note that in some varieties of English people say "on the weekend" and "on Christmas".
Notice the use of the prepositions of time in and on in these common expressions:
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When we say last, next, every, this we do not also use at, in, on.

I went to London last June. (not in last June)
He's coming back next Tuesday. (not on next Tuesday)
I go home every Easter. (not at every Easter)
We'll call you this evening. (not in this evening)

Mini Quiz
Test your understanding with this quick quiz.

1. Choose the correct prepositions: "Let's meet _______ midday _______ Saturday."
at, at
in, on
at, on

2. Choose the correct prepositions: "The manager isn't here _______ present, but she'll be back _______ half an hour."
at, in
at, at
in, in

3. Which are correct? "You won't be working _______ Saturday nights _______ the future, will you?"
at, in
on, in
on, at

4. Which are correct? "I'm busy _______ moment, but I'll be free ______ evening."
at the, in this
in the, at this
at the, this
Correct answers:
1. at, on
2. at, in
3. on, in
4. at the, this



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