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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