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

A preposition of time is a preposition that allows you to discuss a specific time period such as a date on the calendar, one of the days of the week, or the actual time something takes place. Learn prepositions of TIME: AT – IN – ON in English through the picture.

Prepositions of Time AT – IN – ON

Prepositions of time are the same words as prepositions of place. However, they are used in a different way. You can easily distinguish these prepositions, as they always discuss times rather than places.

We use:

  • AT for a PRECISE TIME
  • IN for MONTHS, YEARS, CENTURIES and LONG PERIODS
  • ON for DAYS and DATES

AT –  PRECISE TIME

  • at 3 o’clock
  • at 10.30 am
  • at noon
  • at dinnertime
  • at bedtime
  • at sunrise
  • at sunset
  • at the moment

ON – DAYS and DATES

  • on Tuesdays
  • on 6 March
  • on 25 Dec. 2010
  • on Independence Day
  • on my birthday
  • on New Year’s Eve

IN – MONTHS, YEARS, CENTURIES and LONG PERIODS

  • in May on Sunday
  • in summer
  • in the summer
  • in 1990
  • in the 1990s
  • in the next century
  • in the Ice Age
  • in the past/future

IN/ ON/ AT – Prepositions of TIME

Prepositions of Time AT - IN - ON

How to Use Prepositions of Time AT - IN - ON! 1

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