Prepositions of Time



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Prepositions of Time : at, on, for, since & in


We use
at to designate specific times.

  • The train is due at 12:15 p.m.



  • We use
    on to designate days and dates.

  • My brother is coming on Monday.


  • We're having a party on the Fourth of July.



  • We use
    in for nonspecific times during a day, a month, a season, or a year.

  • She likes to jog in the morning.


  • It's too cold in winter to run outside.


  • He started the job in 1971.


  • He's going to quit in August.



  • We use
    for when we measure time (seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years).

  • He held his breath for seven minutes.


  • She's lived there for seven years.


  • The British and Irish have been quarreling for seven centuries.



  • We use
    since with a specific date or time.

  • He's worked here since 1970.


  • She's been sitting in the waiting room since two-thirty.



  • Related Links :

  • Common Prepositions


  • End a Sentence with a Preposition


  • Prepositions of Time


  • Prepositions of Place


  • Prepositions of Location


  • Prepositions of Movement


  • Prepositions with Nouns


  • Prepositions with Adjectives


  • Prepositions with Verbs


  • Idiomatic Expressions with Prepositions


  • Unnecessary Prepositions


  • Prepositions in Parallel Form



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