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IN/ ON/ AT: Useful Prepositions of TIME and PLACE
IN/ ON/ AT: Useful Prepositions of TIME and PLACE

Prepositions of TIME and PLACE (IN/ ON/ AT)

 

Prepositions of TIME and PLACE (IN/ ON/ AT)

 

 

IN/ ON/ AT: Prepositions of Time

IN

The preposition IN is used for non-specific times, for example: years, months

In + Parts of the day

 

Prepositions examples

  • In the morning
  • In the afternoon
  • In the evening

 

In + Months

 

Examples

 

  • In January
  • In February

 

In + Seasons

 

Examples

 

  • In (the) spring
  • In (the) summer

 

IN + Years

 

Examples

 

  • In 1980
  • In 1969

 

In + Decades

 

Examples

 

  • In the 1960s
  • In the seventies

 

In + Centuries

 

Examples

 

  • In the 15th century
  • In the 21st century

 

IN + Weeks

 

Examples

 

  • In a week
  • In 2 weeks

 

IN + Periods of time

 

Examples

 

  • In the past
  • In the next century
  • In the future
  • In the middle ages
  • In a moment

 

IN + Holidays

 

Examples

 

  • In the Easter holiday

 

ON

The preposition of time ON is used for dates, days of the week and holidays with “day”

 

On + Days

 

Examples

 

  • On Monday
  • On Thursday
  • On Sunday

 

On + Dates

 

Examples

 

  • On April 3rd
  • On 1st January 2013
  • On the 10th
  • On the first day

 

On + Holidays with “day”

 

Examples

 

  • On New Year’s day
  • On Christmas day
  • On Easter day

 

On + Specific days

 

Examples

 

  • On my birthday
  • On my wedding day
  • On that day

 

On + Time

 

Examples

 

  • On the weekend (U.S.)
  • On weekdays
  • On time
  • On a summer evening

 

On + Day + Part of day

 

Examples

 

  • On Sunday morning(s)
  • On Friday afternoon(s)
  • On Monday evening(s)

 

AT

The preposition AT is used for specific times and holidays without “day”

At + Hours

 

Examples

 

  • At 7 am
  • At 12 o’clock

 

At + Parts of the day

 

Examples

 

  • At night
  • At noon/ midday
  • At midnight

 

At + Holidays without “day”

 

Examples

 

  • At Easter
  • At Christmas
  • At New Year

 

At + Time

 

Examples

 

  • At present
  • At the weekend (U.K)
  • At breakfast
  • At the moment

 

IN/ ON/ AT: Prepositions of Time 

IN/ ON/ AT: Prepositions of Place

IN

For describing place, the preposition IN is used for the largest or most general places. You can say that “I lived in London as a child.” And “He’s a very famous person in Chinatown.”

In + Countries

 

Examples

 

  • In England
  • In America

 

In + Cities

 

Examples

 

  • In London
  • In New York

 

In + Neighborhood

 

Examples

 

  • In Manhattan
  • In Chinatown

 

In + Enclosed Space

 

Examples

 

  • In a traffic jam
  • In a building
  • In a car

 

ON

The preposition of place ON is used for more specific places, like certain streets. You can say that “He took a northbound trolley on State Street.

On + Means of transport

 

Examples

 

  • On a bus
  • On a train
  • On a plane

 

On + Communications

 

Examples

 

  • On the radio
  • On the television
  • On the phone
  • On the Internet

 

On + Surfaces

 

Examples

 

  • On a table
  • On a wall
  • On the floor
  • On the roof

 

AT

The preposition AT is used in the following descriptions of place/position

At + Exact Addresses or Intersections

 

Examples

 

  • At 23 Birch Street
  • At 734 State Street

 

At + Specific Locations/ Points

 

Examples

 

  • At The Empire State Building
  • At the corner
  • At the bus stop

 

IN/ ON/ AT: Prepositions of Place 

 

IN/ ON/ AT: Prepositions of TIME and PLACE 

 

How to Use Prepositions of TIME and Prepositions of PLACE Correctly. 

 

How to Use Prepositions of TIME and PLACE Correctly

 

Prepositions of TIME and PLACE Video