Prepositions of time can be used in the following ways:
in: with longer periods: He started studying in October last year.
at: with times of the day: She has a doctor's appointment at 4 pm.
on: with dates and days: Mark is arriving on Saturday.
during: for a period in which something happens: During his exam, he was called in to the principal's office.
for: to tell how long something lasts: She was out of the office for 5 days.
since: to describe a point in time up to now: I havent't spoken to him since Friday.
Prepositions of time
When we talk about time in English, we often use the prepositions in, on or at.
IN: We use in with parts of the day, and with months, seasons and years.
in the evening, in the morning, in the afternoon
in the summer, in the spring, in the winter
in June, in July, in December
in 1988, in 2013, in 1776
ON: We use on with dates and days
on Monday, on Wednesday, on Saturday
on his birthday, on Christmas Day
on March 16th
AT: We use at for times of the day, and with meals and melatimes:
at 2 p.m., at seven o'clock
at lunchtime, at dinner, at breakfast
Prepositions: To / At / In
Complete the sentences below by using a preposition (to/at/in) + one of the following words.
- hospital; - work; - school; - bed; - university; - prison, - work
a) Lisa didn't go out last weekend. She stayed _________.
b) Mark never gets up before 8 am. It's 7.15 am now, so he is still _____________.
By or Until?
Fill in by or until in the following sentences.
a) Have you paid the electric bill? It has to be paid ____ Friday.
b) We can move into our new house next week. We’re staying at my parent’s ____ then.
Setzen Sie bitte die richtigen Präpositionen in die Lücken ein.
1. I would prefer to stay at home ____ going out.
- instead than
- instead from
- instead to
- instead of
2. _____ my colleagues, I would like to thank our supervisor for his help.
- In behalf of
- To behalf of
- On behalf of
- From behalf of