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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


    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 :
    the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening...
    But :
    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.     

    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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