We use at, in, and on when we talk about time. Do you know how to use this grammar? Have a look at the paragraph above and then check out today’s lesson:
We use at before clock time:
- I usually get up at 6:30.
- Class begins at 9:00 every day.
We use in before a year or month, or longer periods of time:
- Happy was born in 1999.
- It’s usually very cold in NYC in January.
- The Beatles were very popular in the 1960’s.
- Most of the high-tech gear we have now was invented in the 20th Century.
- The Henderson’s usually stay in Miami in the winter.
We use on before a day and a date:
- The weather was mild on Monday
- We always have a day off on Independence Day.
- I started Happy English on October 1, 2010.
Here are some other time expressions that use at, in, and on:
- We say in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening, but at night.
- At noon means 12:00pm
- At midnight means 12:00am (0:00am). Remember, in English, midnight is exactly 12:00am (0:00am).
- In the middle of the night is the period of time between midnight and morning. So, in the middle of the night is from about 12:00am (0:00am) to about 3:30am.
- We say during the week, but on the weekend.
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