Prepositions of TIME – IN, ON, AT

With IN, we use the following time expressions:

  • parts of the day – in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening
  • seasons – in spring, in summer, in autumn, in winter
  • years – in 2017, in the 1990s

With ON, we use the following time expressions:

  • days of the week – on Monday / on Sundays, on Monday morning
  • dates – on 27th October
  • specific days – on my birthday, on New Years’s Eve

With AT, we use the following time expressions:

  • specific time – at 5 pm, at 11:30
  • points of the day – at noon, at night
  • holidays and special days – at Christmas, at Easter
  • at the weekend



Fill the gaps with the prepositions IN, ON, AT:

  1. My birthday is ____ April.
  2. Tom never works ____ weekend.
  3. I like to watch films ____ the evening.
  4. My grandma was born ____ 1942.
  5. The meeting is ____ 3 o’clock.
  6. We always go skiing ____ winter.
  7. We have basketball training ____ Tuesdays and Thursdays
  8. What time do you usually go to bed ____ night?
  9. We have to get up ____ sunrise tomorrow.
  10. This shop is always closed _____Sundays.

Answers: 1. in, 2. at, 3. in, 4. in, 5. at, 6. in, 7. on, 8. at, 9. at, 10. on


Published by

My Lingua Academy

My Lingua Academy is an online school of English language. We give one-on-one lessons to students of English of all ages and all levels of knowledge all around the world. With us you can prepare for written assignments and exams, attend a general or business English course, or have conversation classes with qualified native English teachers who have years of experience.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.