Prepositions of Time by Nikol Bimonova - Profesor/a de inglés

Prepositions of Time

We use many different prepositions for talking about time. Today we are going to look at the most common preposition of time: 'in', 'on' and 'at' and some that don't need any preposition. 

IN
 
= a specific time within a larger time frame
Parts of the day - in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening...
Weeks - in a week, in two weeks...
Months - in January, in May, in December...
Years - in 1959, in 2004...
Seasons - in spring, in summer, in autumn, in winter....
Decades - In the 1960s, in the 2010s...
Centruries - in the 15th century, in the 21st century...
Holidays - in the Easter holiday,...
Periods of time - in the past, in the middle ages, in 3 hours...


ON 
Days - on Monday, on Thursday... 
Dates - on April 3rd, on the 8th of July, on the first day...
Time - on the weekend, on time, on a cold day...
Holidays with ''day'' - on New Year's day, on Christmas day...
Specific day - on my birthday, on holiday, on that day...
Day + part of day - on Sunday morning (s), on Friday afternoon (s)...


AT
Hours - at 7 am, at 12 o'clock... 
Time - at present, at breakfast, at that time...
Parts of a day - at night, at lunch, at dinner time... 
Holidays without ''day'' - at Easter, at Christmas, at New Year...

NO PREP
this morning, month...
every day, night, years...
next week, year, month...
last night, year... 
today, tomorrow, yesterday


Exercise: in / on/ at 
They had a nice party on June the 12th. 
They do not work on Friday. 
I will visit her -- this Easter. 
We play special games at Easter. 
This school was built in 1975. 
They arrived on Christmas day. 
I can meet you on Moday afternoon. 
You must hand in your essay on Fenruary 16th. 
Children do not go to school in July. 
I'll send you a letter -- next month. 
People flew to the space in 20th century. 
I usually take my dog for a walk at 8 am. 
I always congratulate her on her name's day. 
Our last meeting was on March the 2nd. 
This holiday is on first Tuesday of September. 
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