Prepositions of Time for beginners

Prepositions allow us to talk about the relationship between two words in a sentence. Here, we will discuss the different prepositions of time in English.

Prepositions of Time in English Grammar

What Are Prepositions of Time?

Prepositions of time are used to indicate a specific time or time period. They show when or for how long something happens.

Common Prepositions of Time

There are three major prepositions of time in English. Look at the following list:

At

The preposition at is used to talk about specific hours, minutes, and different times of the day. For example:

  • At 3 o'clock
  • At 9:30
  • At noon
  • At night
  • At bedtime

I see you at 9:00.

I eat a cookie at midnight if I can't sleep.

On

The preposition on is used to talk about days of the week.

  • on Sunday
  • on Monday
  • on weekends
  • on weekdays

Here are some examples:

I want to meet him on Friday.

I go to the gym on Wednesdays.

In

The preposition in is used to talk about months, years, and seasons. These examples help you learn them better:

  • in August
  • in 2020
  • in spring
  • in summer

Take a look at some examples:

I was born in June.

We met each other in the summer.

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