Prepositions of Time
TIME Expressions - At/ On/ In - Basic rules for Upper elementary and Intermediate students
PREPOSITIONS OF TIME -AT-IN-ON (B&W VERSION INCLUDED)
Prepositions of time
Time Prepositions: In/ On/ At for elementary students
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Prepositions of time:
in / on / at
- We use
for something that occurs
during a period of time
that isn't very specific (seasons, years, months, etc.)
e.g. I was born in 1977.
����� We have school holidays in Summer.
� � � I don't play sport in June.
����� I like to take a nap in the afternoon.
- We use
specific points in time
(2 p.m., Easter, *Weekend, etc.)
e.g. I have lunch at 1.30 p.m.
� � � We go to the cinema at night.
����� The family gets together at Christmas.
- We use
(days of the week, special days/anniversaries, etc.)
e.g. I went out for dinner on my birthday.
� � � We go to the beach on Saturdays.
� � � She is getting married on 26th May.
- We DON'T use prepositions when we use terms like every, this, last, next, etc. because these terms indicate specific days.
e.g. I have lessons next Tuesday. (
I have lessons on next Tuesday).
����� We watch House every Monday (
We watch House on every Monday).
������ He finished his homework this morning. (
He finished his homework in this morning.)
Now you try...
A. Choose the correct preposition using either
1. I was born
2. My brother leaves work
3. We went to England
4. I have swimming lessons
5. He takes his dog for a walk
6. We like to go to bed late
7. Daniel didn't go to school
8. Jack teaches his children to swim�
9. They are allowed to play video games
10. We have decided to go jogging
11. Our children go to school
12. I hope we have good weather
B. Fill in the missing prepositions:
I was born
a beautiful sunny Monday morning. My mother said the weather was very unusual that day because it usually rains
April so she always jokes around saying that I brought the sun with me.� Anyway, the strange thing is that it has never rained
my birthday, which is great because I get to have a party outdoors with all my friends. My birthday this year is
a Wednesday so I can't have a party during the day because of school. But my mother said that we can have it the following Saturday,
the afternoon.� I hope it doesn't rain!!
*British English use.
� Americans say "on the weekend".