Preposition of Time
What prepositions of time?
How to use prepositions of time?
Prepositions of Time
1) A preposition is usually a short word used to link nouns, pronouns, or phrases to other words within a sentence.
If I’m not mistaken, her birthday is in May.
2) There are many types of prepositions. Among them there are prepositions of time. They are used to denote specific time periods. We usually use prepositions of time when we answer the question beginning with ‘When?’.
When did you move to New York? – I moved there in 2007.
There are three main prepositions of time:
a) at denotes precise time.
I’ll pick you up at 5.
We’re all going to be sleeping at midnight.
Note that at is also used with such expressions as at night, at weekend, at Christmas, at the moment, at present, at the same time.
Mr. Ruffus isn’t available at the moment. May I take a message?
b) on is used for days and dates.
I’m meeting up with my friends on Saturday. And on Sunday morning I’m flying to Seattle.
Mike has the project presentation on 11 November.
My family does nothing on Christmas day.
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