Prepositions of Time
Prepositions of time, like other prepositions, are few in number but play an
After all, you don't want to miss an important meeting because you didn't
understand, exactly, what the other speaker meant, right?
Study the examples of time prepositions below and then do the exercise that follows.
You can check your answers to see how well you know these prepositions of time.
I’ll meet you about 4.30 outside the gym, the game is scheduled to start at
AROUND = approximate time
We should arrive around seven o’clock, depending on traffic.
AT = 1.
exact time 2. special days or occasions
The bus leaves at 8.30 am sharp, so don't be late!
We usually have a two weeks' school holiday at Christmas.
parts or periods of a day, a season or a year
No shops are open here in the winter.
INSIDE = defined period, used similar to 'within'
They finished building that house inside a month.
names of days, specific days
I will start my new job on Monday.
WITHIN = defined periods of time
Don't worry, I’ll be back within a week.
Prepositions of Time - Set
In time (you have some time to spare)
On time (at the exact given time)
On the dot (precisely on time)
Prepositions of Time Exercise
Choose from the drop down menu the preposition(s) that best complete the sentences below.
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