Prepositions of time – in, on, at
Prepositions of time – in, on, at are used to specify the time. We normally use:
IN for MONTHS, YEARS, SEASONS, DECADES, and CENTURIES
ON for DAYS and DATES
AT for a SPECIFIC TIME
With IN, we use the following time expressions:
- parts of the day – in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening
- months – in February, in August
- seasons – in spring, in summer, in autumn, in winter
- years – in 2017, in the 1990s
With ON, we use the following time expressions:
- days of the week – on Monday / on Sundays, on Monday morning
- dates – on 27th October
- specific days – on my birthday, on New Years’s Eve
With AT, we use the following time expressions:
- specific time – at 5 pm, at 11:30
- points of the day – at noon, at night
- holidays and special days – at Christmas, at Easter
- at the weekend
Fill in the gaps with in, on or at
1. My birthday is ____ April.
2. Tom never works ____ weekends.
3. I like to watch films ____ the evening.
4. My grandma was born ____ 1962.
5. The meeting is ____ 3 o’clock.
6. We always go skiing ____ winter.
7. We have basketball training ____ Tuesdays and Thursdays.
8. What time do you usually go to bed ____ night?
9. We have to get up ____ sunrise tomorrow.
10. This shop is always closed _____Sundays.
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