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Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #33413: Prepositions
Prepositions of time and dates:
certain common uses
at 7:00, at a time, at midnight, at night, at Easter, at Christmas...
on a day, on Friday, on 10th March, on Christmas day
on the night of 10th March.
in a period, in the evening, in December, in 1983, in summer.
"at 7.00" means at that time exactly.
Eg. dinner will be served at 7.00.
"by 7.00" means either at that time or more usually, at some time before it.
Eg. I was ready by 7.00.
"till/until" 7.00 means from a certain time to 7.00.
Eg. I 'll be working till 7.00.
Eg. I will be here until my mother comes.
on time, in time:
"on time" means at the right time.
Eg. The plane left on time.
"in time" means not late.
Eg. We'll be in time for the show.
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