• English grammar
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  • 2 English pronunciation and phonetics [0/3]
  • 3 English articles [0/9]
  • 4 English pronouns [0/39]
  • 4.1 English personal pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.2 English impersonal pronouns (it, there, ...) [0/4]
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  • 4.5 English reflexive pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.6 English reciprocal pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.7 English demonstrative pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.8 English relative pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.9 English indefinite pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.10 English interrogative pronouns [0/4]
  • 5 English nouns [0/16]
  • 6 English adjectives [0/38]
  • 6.1 Adjectives of quality in English [0/4]
  • 6.2 Demonstrative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.3 Possessive adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.4 Quantity adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.5 Interrogative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.6 Numeral adjectives in English [0/8]
  • 6.7 Comparatives and superlatives [0/10]
  • 7 English adverbs [0/18]
  • 7.1 Position of adverbs in English [0/2]
  • 7.2 Adverbs of manner in English [0/2]
  • 7.3 Adverbs of place in English [0/2]
  • 7.4 Adverbs of time in English [0/2]
  • 7.5 Adverbs of quantity in English [0/2]
  • 7.6 Adverbs of frequency in English [0/2]
  • 7.7 Adverbs of degree in English [0/2]
  • 7.8 Adverbs of probability and certainty in English [0/2]
  • 7.9 Adverbs of opinion and observation in English [0/2]
  • 8 English prepositions [0/12]
  • 9 English verbs [0/122]
  • 9.1 Present tenses in English [0/29]
  • Fill in the correct present tense in English (Score -/-)Free
  • Exercise about all present tenses in English (Score -/-)Free
  • Mixed present tenses exercise in English (Score -/-)Free
  • Practice all the English present tenses (Score -/-)Free
  • 9.1.1 Present simple tense in English [0/5]
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  • 9.1.3 Present simple vs present continuous in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.4 Present perfect tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.5 Present perfect continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.6 Difference past simple and present perfect in English [0/4]
  • 9.2 Past tenses in English [0/20]
  • 9.3 Future tenses in English [0/21]
  • 9.4 Auxiliary verbs in English [0/9]
  • 9.5 Present participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.6 Past participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.7 Modal verbs in English [0/11]
  • 9.8 Phrasal verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.9 Regular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.10 Irregular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.11 Gerund (-ing form) in English [0/8]
  • 9.12 Infinitive verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.13 Imperative in English [0/2]
  • 9.14 Reported speech in English [0/2]
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  • Prepositions of time in English

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    1. Choose the correct preposition of time in English Score -/-
    2. Fill in the English preposition of time Score -/-

    This chapter discusses the prepositions of time in English. These prepositions are used to indicate when an action took place.

    What are prepositions of time?

    Prepositions of time in English are used to describe when an action happened. The prepositions are used for days, months, seasons, times and more. 

    A complete list of English prepositions of time

    The table below shows the different prepositions of time with examples and their usage. 

    Preposition of time Use Example
    After Following something
    • After school I will go to the dentist.
    • She will go to the gym after work. 
    Ago Back in the past
    • She moved to London 3 years ago.
    • I went to Spain 2 years ago.
    As of Starting from a point in time
    • As of next year I will be living in Spain.
    • As of tomorrow they will go to the gym. 
    At
    • Parts of the day
    • Time of the day
    • Points in time
    • At night the cat comes home.
    • I woke up at 7 o'clock.
    • They did their homework at the same time. 
    Before A prior point in time
    • I finished the assignment before the weekend. 
    • They went to the cinema before they went to the party. 
    Between ... and Period of time
    • There will be a lot of rain between Thursday and Saturday.
    • I have to go to school between Monday and Friday. 
    By At some time before another given time.
    • I have to be home by 10 o'clock. 
    • We will finish by the end of June. 
    During In the course of a period of time
    • They played soccer outside during the winter. 
    • There were sunny days during the holidays. 
    For To show an amount of time
    • We listened to the music for 10 minutes.
    • We ran every day for 4 weeks. 
    From Starting point in time 
    • I have been working on this project from 9 pm.
    • The museum is closed from July to September. 
    In
    • Months
    • Years
    • Seasons
    • Parts of the day
    • Point of time in the future
    • I went to France in March.
    • The trees were green in spring.
    • He was born in 1997.
    • In the evening, he watches television.
    • I will join you in a minute. 
    On
    • Days
    • Dates
    • A particular part of a day
    • She will visit her grandmother on Sunday.
    • It's my birthday on the 28th of March.
    • On the morning of June 28th I had an appointment with the dentist. 
    Past Telling the time
    • It's 5 minutes past 10. 
    • It's 20 minutes past 12. 
    Since From a specific point of time in the past, continuing now
    • Since Monday I go to the gym every day. 
    • They haven't won a game since 2010. 
    Till / until Up to a time in the future
    • I waited until 6 o 'clock. 
    • You have till tomorrow to finish the assignment. 
    To
    • Telling the time
    • Until a particular time
    • It's 5 minutes to 10. 
    • It's only three weeks to Christmas. 
    Within In less time than
    • I can finish the assignment within a day.
    • They will arrive within 24 hours. 

    enlightenedThe prepositions 'in', 'at', and 'on' have multiple different usages, take a look at the chapter to find a detailed explanation. 

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    Expressions of time without preposition

    There are some expressions of time that do not require a preposition, see the examples below.

    • Next Monday I will go to the gym.
    • Last Friday I went to their party.