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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #99026: Prepositions of time
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    Prepositions of time


    Prepositions of time

    Examples


    Talking about a precise moment.

    I'll meet him at four o'clock.
    No! It's not possible at the moment!
    We were at Mary's dinner.
    Our convention will end at sunset.
    At bedtime, I want you to come and give me a kiss.

     And  :

     

     At night
    The train arrives at night.

     

    At the weekend/At weekends (British)
    He never worked at weekends.

    American English : on (the) weekends

     

    At Christmas - At Easter
    What will you do at Christmas ?

     

    At the same time
    They arrived at the same time.


    At present
    I won't come at present, perhaps later.


    Talking about a special day, days of the week, precise date.

     

    The shop will be closed on Wednesday afternoon.
    .

    Her birthday is on November 17th.
    It's our duty to be present on her birthday.

     

    Did Santa Claus come to your house on Christmas night ?



    talking about months, years, centuries, and a long period

    Peter was born in 2009.
    This mammoth lived in the Ice Age.

    I hope I'll buy this house in the future.

    Remarks :

    You'll say :
    In
    the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening...
    But :
    On
    Sunday morning, on Sunday afternoon, on Sunday evening...

    Don't use the prepositions before :
    last - next - every - this
     

              - I saw him last week.      - I'll see him next week.  

              - I'll see him this morning.  - I see him everyday.     

    EXERCISE
    Make the right choice :

    at - in - on ou  Ø (if you don't need any preposition).





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    We got married 2003 and our first daughter was born 2004. Her birthday is May 9th.
    What about having a drink this evening eight o'clock ? We finish our work the same time.
    - Are you free Saturday ? I would like to go running with you the morning, because Friday afternoon, it's not possible, I have a meeting four.
    - Yes I'm free, I never work Saturdays!
    Next month, the price of tobacco will increase. I have to stop smoking before. My doctor told me that it's possible two months.







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