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Prepositions of time.
 
Prepositions of time.

Prepositions of time are used to indicate when something happened. There are three basic time prepositions in English: at, in and on.

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1)At:

It is used to indicate the time, holidays, parts of the day, etc.

- Particular time: night, midday, noon, nine o'clock.
- Particular time in a week / month / year: Start lend of the week / month / year.
- Weekend meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Structure: At + (time).

Example:

I went to school at 8 o'clock.
I'm meeting Jack at 5 o'clock.
Kevin is going camping at the weekend.
We normally have lunch at midday.

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2)On:
It is used before the days of the week and dates.

- Day of the week: Monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, sunday.
- Particular date: On 25th of July.
- Calendar festival day: Christmas, halloween.

Structure: On + (time).

Example:

I gave her a beautiful present on Christmas.
I go to school on Mondays.
Mary was born on January 7th 1989.
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3)In:
It is used before the months, years, centuries and seasons, times in the future.

- The part of the day: Morning, afternoon, evening.
- Month: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.
- A season of the year: Summer, autum.
- A specific year: 1985, 1965, 2004...

Structure: in + (time).

Examples:

She was born in March, 1967.
I was born in December.
See you in 5 minutes.
I usually work in the afternoon.
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Author: Fabiola Pereira.