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When is your birthday? It’s in March.

What time do you work? I start at 6 o’clock.

When is jack’s party? It’s on Friday.

We use prepositions of time to talk about time and to describe when something happened. In English there are different ways to talk about time for example;

Diagram explaining how to use the prepositions of time, in, on and at, in the English language.

IN + months, years, the morning/afternoon/evening

in March, in the morning

ON + days, dates

on Monday, on 16th January

AT + time of day, night

at four o’clock, at night

Now try the prepositions of time quiz.

(1) ­­­­­­­­­­­­­____ January 16th, I celebrate Nothing day. This year Nothing Day is (2) ____ Tuesday, so I don’t go to work of course! I wake up (3) ____ 11 o’clock (4) ____ the morning. I read a newspaper and have a big breakfast. I watch television (5) ____ the afternoon. (6) ____ 6 o’clock, I go for a walk a friend. I read a book (7) ____ the evening and I do nothing (8) ____ night. It’s a boring day, but a good day.

Choose the correct word for each gap.