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Prepositions of time: in, on, at



IN

Parts of day

I left house at 6 o'clock in the morning and arrived home late in the evening.

They're going to the cinema in the afternoon.

Months

He will start his new job in January.

She was born in October.

Seasons

We'll buy a new car in spring, insure it in summer, use it in autumn and sell it in winter.

Years

The USA was founded in 1776.

The French Revolution started in 1789.

Centuries

The Battle of Agincourt took place in the 15th century.

Many great advances in medicine were made in the 20th century.


In time = with time to spare



ON

Days

They will arrive on Monday and leave on Thursday.

It was a lovely weather on Saturday.

My car broke down on Friday.

Dates

She was born on 14th June.   (say: the 14th of June)

WTC was destroyed by terrorists on September 11th.

Holidays

He proposed to her on St. Valentine's day.

We usually visit my parents on Christmas Day.

I had a terrible hangover on the New Year's Day.


On time = at the last moment


AT

at midnight/ at noon/ at midday

Burglar alarm went of at midnight last night.

I don't have time to eat my lunch at noon.

She likes having a quick snack at midday.

o'clock

I have to get up at 5am tomorrow.

The train is leaving at 7.30am on Saturday.

The film starts at 8 o'clock.

Short periods

We'll visit her parents at the weekend.

People eat and drink a lot at Christmas.

They are going skiing to Andorra at Easter.

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