'at', 'in', 'on' The Prepositions of time
We use prepositions in different situations, here we use ‘at’, ‘in’ and ‘on’, depending on the time we are talking about.
|times of the day||at 1 o'clock
|mealtimes|| at dinner time
at break time
|expressions|| at night
at the weekend
We usually use at when talking about specific times or for meal times.
I have a meeting at 10.
I’ll see her at breaktime.
We also use at for some special expressions.
At present I am working for him.
We use at with holidays.
There is so much to do here at Christmas.
|years, centuries, decades|| in 1922
in the 50's
in the 17th century
|parts of the day|| in the morning
in the evening
|other time phrases|| in the past
in the future
We usually use in for times that extend over a loner period.
We always watch TV in the evening.
In the past we went to Spain every year.
It’s my birthday in January.
|dates|| on January 19th
|parts of a day||
on Monday morning
on Tuesday evening
We usually use on with parts of the day, days and dates.
On Tuesday i’ll meet Paul.
We will go to Thailand on July 1st.