Prepositions Of Time

The preposition on is normally used with any word or phrase that uses -day in it.

a) On Monday, my birthday, New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Christmas day, Bank holidays, International Women’s Day.

In is used for with months, seasons, years, decades, centuries.

b) In August, in spring, in 2016, in the 90s, in the 20th century, in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening.

At is used with times, periods of time, e.g. three days, and other time expressions.

c) At night, at the weekend (but on the weekend in American English), at Easter, at Christmas.

At the moment, at the beginning, at the age of…

 

Exercise 1

 Fill in the gaps with a suitable preposition

a) ………. what time do you wake up in the morning?

b) What do you usually do ………. August?

c) Were you born in the morning, in the afternoon or in the evening or ………. night?

d) How often do you go out ………. night?

e) I wake up ………. 6am every day except on

f) ………. Christmas, we go to church, exchange gifts and eat all together as a family.

g) ………. Christmas day, we spend the whole day with our families.

h) I often wake up ………. the middle of the night.

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