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It’s important that you learn how to use prepositions of time and date. Today we`re going to learn how to use “in”, “on”, and “at”.
(1) The preposition “in” is used for specific months, years, and periods of time such as the seasons, for example:
- Export orders improved in the last month.
- The Civil War broke out in 1861.
- A cold shower always refreshes us in summer.
- He walked two hundred and sixty miles in eight days.
(2) It may also be used to refer to a period of time in the future:
- The train is going to leave in 10 minutes.
- My mother will be retired in a few month.
(3) The phrase “in time” refers to having enough time to do something:
- In order to catch the train in time, he polished off two bowls of rice in 5 minutes.
- My father finished his report in time for the conference.
(1) “On” is used to refer to the days of the week.
- I went back to work on Monday.
- I thought we might go for a drive on Sunday.
(2) It may be used with specific calendar days as well:
- This year’s event will take place on June 19th, a week earlier than usual.
- I was born on Christmas Day.
(3) The phrase “on time” refers to being at a location or completing a task by an expected time:
- What an employee should do with an urgent task is to finish it on time.
- The timer on the TV would spring your TV on time.
(1) “At” is used to refer to a precise time:
- The funeral will be carried out this afternoon at 3:00.
- At night you can see the stars.
(2) It is also used to refer to a period of time during the year such as special festivals:
- I love the atmosphere at cherry blossom time.
- People tend to become more hopeful at the start of spring.
That`s all for today.
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