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Prepositions of time
The following prepositions indicate time:
at, in, on, before, after, from, until, till, to, for, since
-AT : is used with the time of day,with an age, and with the words night, first, last, beginning, end.
at the age of twelve
at the end
-On: is used with days and dates. It can also be used with parts of a certain day and the word time and schedule.
on your birthday
on October 18th
on the evening of June 8th
-In: is used with quantities of time and with the words "beginning" and "end".
in ten minutes
in an hour
in a week
in two years
in the beginning
in the end
-Before and after are used with time of day, with dates, and with nouns that name events or occurrences.
before December, 31st
after April, 15th
before the game
NB: "after" can also be used with a quantity of time:
after six months
after thirty years
-From is used with to, and till/until to indicate periods of time.
from 1985 to 1994
from May1st to June 10th
from 10:00pm till midnight
NB: Until/till can also be used alone with days, dates and times:
until next Friday
till next week
-For is used with periods of time.
for half an hour
for three weeks
for one year
-Since is used with definite times.
since 6:00 this morning
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