Prepositions of Time

Prepositions of Time :

AT, ON , IN , FOR and SINCE are Prepositions of Time.

AT is used to designate specific times.

1. The train is due
at 12.15 p.m.
2. The teacher comes
at 1.oo p.m.

ON is used to designate days and dates.

1. My brother is coming
on Monday.
2. We are having a family party
on the fourth of every year.
3. The exams start
on first of next month.

IN is used for non-specific times, during a day, a month, a season or a year.

1. It is too cold
in winter to run outside this house.
2. He started his business
in 1984.
3. This school was inaugurated
in 2001.

FOR is used to measure time, i.e. seconds, minutes, hours, days, months and years.

1. He held his breath
for seven minutes.
2. He lives in that town
for six years.
3. The British and The Irish are quarreling
for two centuries.
4. They have been doing this business
for five decades.

SINCE is used to represent a specific date or time.

1. He has worked here
since 1970.
2. She has been sitting in the waiting room
since 8.30 a.m.
3. He has been attempting to get the medal
since last summer.

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