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Prepositions of time and Prepositions of place


Prepositions of time and Prepositions of place
Prepositions of time and Prepositions of place

  • In this article,you're going to learn the following:

  • prepositions of place examples

  • prepositions of time examples and an exercise

  • functional time prepositions

  • To vs Till, Until

  • On Christmas vs At Christmas






Prepositions of place

Prepositions of place
Prepositions of place


Prepositions of place
Prepositions of place

Prepositions of place
Prepositions of place



Prepositions of time

Prepositions of time
Prepositions of time




Prepositions of time
Prepositions of time





  
Prepositions of time

No Prepositions with Tomorrow, Yesterday, Next, and Last
Do not use on with the words tomorrow or yesterday. Similarly, do not use atin or on with any of the expressions listed above when they follow the words next or last.
Examples:
I went to the movies on yesterdayNot correct
I went to the movies yesterdayCorrect
I went to the movies on last TuesdayNot correct
I went to the movies last TuesdayCorrect
I graduated from college in last AugustNot correct
I graduated from college last AugustCorrect
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Prepositions of time Exercise


1) There was a loud noise which woke us up________ midnight.
2) ______last week I worked until 9pm __ every night.
3) My father always reads the paper _____ breakfast time.
4)The trees here are really beautiful _____ the spring.
5)  I'll see you  _____Tuesday afternoon then.
6)  Shakespeare died  ______ 1616.
7) His daughter was born _______the 24th of August.
8)Mobile phones became popular ______the nineties.


 Prepositions of time

On Christmas vs. At Christmas
Both on and at are used with holidays, but the meaning is different. On is used with specific days and at is used with holiday periods. For this reason, on Christmas means on Christmas Day (Dec. 25) whereas at Christmas means during the Christmas season (late December). There is a similar distinction with longer holidays, including Easter, the New Year, Thanksgiving weekend, Chinese New Year etc.
Examples:
On Christmas, we always eat dinner at my grandparents' house. Christmas day
I love all the decorations at Christmas. Christmastime


Functional Time Prepositions

The following time prepositions have a more functional usage and show how two or more events relate to each other in time. For example, Lisa jogs before dinner means Lisa jogs first and eats dinner second. These time prepositions can be hard to translate and are best learned through conversation.
Functional Time Prepositions
Functional Time prepositions
Functional Time prepositions


Tony eats four times in twelve hours.
To vs. Until vs. Till 


Both to and until express similar ideas, but there is a difference in usage between the two words. To is a preposition, and it must be followed by a noun, most frequently a clock time such as 3:45 PM.
Until is both a preposition and an adverb, which means it is more flexible. Until can be followed by any time noun or even an entire clause. If you are confused, you can use until and that will always be right.
Till is a short, less formal version of untilTill (also written as 'til) is more common in spoken English, songs, and poetry.

To vs. Until vs. Till
Examples:
Jane stayed from 3:30 to 5:30.
Jane stayed from 3:30 until 5:30.
Jane stayed until the end.
Jane stayed till the end.
Jane stayed until every person in the room had left.
Jane stayed till every person in the room had left.
 
 

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