Prepositions of time

AT

Hours:

  • at 5 o’clock
  • at 6 am
  • at half past two

Parts of the day:

  • at night
  • at noon
  • at midnight
  • at midday
  • at bedtime
  • at lunchtime
  • at sunset
  • at sunrise
  • at dawn

Holidays without the word “Day”:

  • at Easter
  • at Christmas

At + time:

  • at present
  • at the weekend
  • at the moment
  • at the time
  • at breakfast

IN

Parts of the day:

  • in the morning
  • in the afternoon
  • in the evening

Months:

  • in January
  • in April
  • in November

Seasons:

  • in spring
  • in summer
  • in autumn
  • in winter

Years, decades and centuries:

  • in 2020
  • in 1993
  • in the 1960s
  • in the 21st century
  • in the 16th century

Weeks:

  • in a week
  • in two weeks

Period of time:

  • in the past
  • in the future
  • in the next century
  • in 20 years time
  • in the middle ages
  • in a few minutes
  • in a moment
  • in an hour
  • in 8 months
  • in a year

ON

Days of the week:

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday

Dates:

  • on the second of December
  • on 30 May
  • on the 14th

Holidays with the word “Day”:

  • on Christmas Day
  • on Easter Day
  • on New Year’s Day

Specific days:

  • on my birthday
  • on holiday
  • on my wedding day
  • on that day

Days + part of day:

  • on Monday evening
  • on Saturday morning
  • on Wednesday afternoon

On + time:

  • on weekdays
  • on a summer evening
  • on a cold day
  • on time

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