209 – On Time vs. In Time vs. Just In Time – English Grammar Lesson

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The phrases On time, in time, & just in time are all use to talk about time. For today’s English lesson let’s check out how these phrases can be used in everyday English Conversation.

Here are the example sentences:
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On time:

  • I am usually on time for work. I am usually not late for work.
  • I hope the meeting starts on time.
  • Do you think the train will come on time today?


  • Jack was late for work. Jack was not on time for work.
  • Dale said the meeting started late this morning.
  • Do you think the train will come late today?

In time:

  • I arrived at the office in time for the meeting. I arrived before the meeting started.
  • I hope we can get to the station in time for the express train.
  • Even though there was traffic, I was in time for the movie.

Just in time:

  • I arrived at the office just in time for the meeting. I was almost late.
  • We got to the station just in time for the express train.
  • Because there was a lot of traffic, I was just in time for the movie.

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Comments 3

  1. despite I live 5 minutes from my office I am usually 3 minutes late… And that’s my New Year resolution, to wake up earlier and get thete on time 🙂

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