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 A word that shows relationship
 Before
 behind
 below
 beneath and
 beside by
Preposition of time
EXAMPLE:
Martha went shopping at dusk.
Preposition of time
We use:
• At for a PRECISE
TIME.
EXAMPLES:
• at 3 o’clock
• at 10:30 am
• at noon
• at dinnertime
• at bedtime
• at sunris...
We use:
• In for MONTHS, YEARS,
CENTURIES and LONG
PERIODS.
• in May
• in summer
• in the summer
• in 1990
• in the 1990s
...
We use:
• On for DAYS and DATES.
EXAMPLES:
•
I have a meeting at 9am.
the shop closes at midnight.
Jane went home at lunchtime.
In England, it often snows in Decem...
 I went to London last June. (not in last June)
 He’s coming back next Tuesday. (not on next Tuesday)
 I go home every ...
Examples:
 He has coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon and wine in
the evening.
 I work during the morning/aftern...
• There was aloud noise which woke us up___ midnight.
• Do you usually eat chocolate eggs___ Easter?
• What are you doing ...
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  1. 1.  A word that shows relationship  Before  behind  below  beneath and  beside by
  2. 2. Preposition of time EXAMPLE: Martha went shopping at dusk.
  3. 3. Preposition of time
  4. 4. We use: • At for a PRECISE TIME. EXAMPLES: • at 3 o’clock • at 10:30 am • at noon • at dinnertime • at bedtime • at sunrise • at sunset • at the moment
  5. 5. We use: • In for MONTHS, YEARS, CENTURIES and LONG PERIODS. • in May • in summer • in the summer • in 1990 • in the 1990s • in the next century • in the Ice age • in the past/future
  6. 6. We use: • On for DAYS and DATES. EXAMPLES: •
  7. 7. I have a meeting at 9am. the shop closes at midnight. Jane went home at lunchtime. In England, it often snows in December. Do you think we will go to Jupiter in the Future. there should be a lot of progress in the next century. do you work on Mondays. her birthday is on 20 November. where will you be on New Year’s Day?
  8. 8.  I went to London last June. (not in last June)  He’s coming back next Tuesday. (not on next Tuesday)  I go home every Easter. (not at every Easter)  we’ll call you this evening. (not in this evening)
  9. 9. Examples:  He has coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon and wine in the evening.  I work during the morning/afternoon/evening/day and night.  let’s meet at 6pm.  the clock strikes twelve at midday/noon and midnight.  the condemned man was shot at sunrise and dawn.  the street lights come on at sunset and dusk.  We can see the stars at night.
  10. 10. • There was aloud noise which woke us up___ midnight. • Do you usually eat chocolate eggs___ Easter? • What are you doing ___ the weekend? • My father always reads the paper___ breakfast time. • She plays tennis___ Fridays. • The trees here are really beautiful___ the spring. • I’ll see you___ Tuesday afternoon then. • Shakespeare died___ 1616. • In my hometown, the shops open early___ the morning. • She met her husband___ 1998. • We have meeting___ Friday morning. • I often get sleepy___ the afternoon. • His daughter was born___ the 24th of August. • Mobile phones became popular___ the nineties. • Luckily the weather was perfect___ her wedding day.
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