Prepositions of time
Using the right preposition in English can be a
problem. Here are the most common ones used to talk about
"There were many inventions in the twentieth century."
"She left school in 1987."
"He's leaving in January."
"We usually go on holiday in summer."
a part of the day
"I'm leaving in the morning, not in the evening."
- when something happens
"Muslims fast during / in Ramadan."
"It rained during / in the night."
- how long something takes
"She played tennis for an hour."
Christmas or at Easter
"Christians celebrate at Christmas and at Easter."
"I play tennis at the weekend."
"I go to sleep at night."
"The appointment is at four o'clock in the afternoon."
"The appointment is on Monday."
"I'm leaving on 12 December."
"The remote control is on the table."
"Look at the clock above the mantelpiece."
"The keys are under the mat."
(old fashioned word to
"The chart below shows the annual figures."
"It was below freezing last night."
"A is next to B in the
"B is between A and C in
"The bank is opposite the supermarket. If you walk outside the bank, you
can see the supermarket in front of you, on the other side of the road."
"Walk across the road, to the other side."
"It's round the corner - you can't see it from here."
a train, a bus, a plane, a
a train / a bus / a plane / a
car / train / plane / bus
English Prepositions and Verbs