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    Preposition/ help

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    Preposition/ help
    Message from prajwal98 posted on 10-06-2018 at 08:24:26 (D | E | F)
    Hello,
    Could you help me please about the
    differences between
    British people have roast turkey for dinner at Christmas...vs
    British people sing carols on Christmas Day.
    Why don't we use at instead of on as we are using in the first example?

    2>>She sang and danced on my birthday... should be "at" instead of "on" as day is precise and particular.
    3>>My father doesn't like driving in/at night...here both words can be used or not and why??

    Thanks for any reply.
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    Edited by lucile83 on 10-06-2018 09:30


    Re: Preposition/ help from traviskidd, posted on 10-06-2018 at 16:40:39 (D | E)
    Hello. "At" is used when referring to the holiday season in general, "on" when referring to the specific day. (But the possibility of using "on" doesn't exclude the possibility of using "at".) See you.



    Re: Preposition/ help from lucile83, posted on 10-06-2018 at 16:45:50 (D | E)
    Hello,
    British people have roast turkey for dinner at Christmas...vs
    British people sing carols on Christmas Day.
    ...at is used for a period of time or a location.
    ...on is used for a precise day.

    She sang and danced on my birthday...
    My father doesn't like driving in/at night
    ...on my birthday is a precise day
    ...we say at night or in the night




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