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

Prepositions of time are an essential aspect of the English language that are used to indicate when an action occurs. The three main prepositions of time are “at,” “in,” and “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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Abdirizak
Abdirizak
4 years ago

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F. Sharp
F. Sharp
3 months ago

Please make sure all your examples are written in another font that is easy to read.