How to Use Prepositions of Time – AT / IN / ON

Learn How to Use Prepositions of Time – AT / IN / ON in English.

There are three prepositions in English that are commonly used with time IN, AT, ON.

Prepositions of Time – AT / IN / ON

Learn useful rules for using Prepositions of Time IN – ON – AT correctly with examples.

AT

Hours:

  • at 7 am
  • at 12 o’clock
  • at 5 pm

Parts of the day:

  • at night
  • at noon/ midday
  • at midnight
  • at bedtime
  • at lunch time
  • at dinner time
  • at dinner
  • at lunch
  • at sunrise/ sunset
  • at dawn

Holidays without “day”:

  • at Easter
  • at Christmas
  • at New Years

At + time:

  • at present
  • at the weekend (U.K)
  • at breakfast
  • at the moment
  • at this moment
  • at the same time
  • at that time

IN

Parts of the day:

  • in the morning
  • in the afternoon
  • in the evening

Months:

  • in January
  • in February
  • in December

Seasons:

  • in (the) spring
  • in (the) summer
  • in (the) fall/ autumn
  • in (the) winter

Years:

  • in 1980
  • in 1968

Decades:

  • in the 1960s
  • in the seventies

Centuries:

  • in the 15th century
  • in the 21st century

Weeks:

  • in a week
  • in 2 weeks

Holidays:

  • in the Easter holiday
  • in the Christmas holiday

Period of time:

  • in the past
  • in the next century
  • in the future
  • in the 10 years time
  • in the middle ages
  • in a few minutes
  • in a moment
  • in an hour
  • in 3 hours
  • in six months
  • in a year

ON

Days:

  • On Monday
  • On Thursday
  • On Sunday

Dates:

  • on April 3rd
  • on 1st January 2013
  • on the 10th
  • on the first day
  • on the last day

Holidays with ‘day’:

  • on New Year’s day
  • on Christmas day
  • on Easter day

Specific days:

  • on my birthday
  • on holiday
  • on my wedding day
  • on that day

Days + Parts of day:

  • on Sunday morning(s)
  • on Friday afternoon(s)
  • on Monday evening(s)

On + time:

  • on the weekend (U.S.)
  • on weekdays
  • on time
  • on a summer evening
  • on a cold day
  • on my lunch break

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Prepositions of Time - AT / IN / ON

Prepositions of Time - AT / IN / ON

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  1. Abdirizak February 24, 2018

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