At , In, On

At After Times


We use at with times. Let's see the following examples.
  • at 6 o'clock
  • at 10.30
  • at midnight
  • at lunchtime

Expressions After At

The following expressions is usually preceded by at. See the followings.
  • at night
  • at the week-end
  • at week-ends
  • at Christmas
  • at Idul Fitri
  • at the moment
  • at present
  • at the same time
  • at the age of ....

On Before Dates And Days

We use on before dates and days. Let's see the following examples.
  • on Sunday
  • on 13 September
  • on Lebaran Day
  • on Monday mornings
  • on Saturday evenings
  • on Saturday nights

In Before Months, Years, Seasons

We use in before months, years, seasons. Let's see the following examples.
  • in May
  • in 1960
  • in (the) winter
  • in ( the )15th century
  • in the 1960s
  • in the Middle Ages

We do not use at / on / in before last and next:

  • I'II see you next Friday.
  • They got married last March.

In Followed By  A Period of Time In The Future

  • The train will be leaving in a few minutes. (= a few minutes from now)
  • They are getting married in two months' time.

Exercise

Complete the sentences with the correct prepositions : at, in, on.
  1. The Dutch came to Indonesia ... 1596.
  2. Please, don't speak ... the same time. I can't catch what you're saying.
  3. We can see the stars ... night.
  4. He died ... the age of six.
  5. I was born ... Wednesday.
  6. They'll be back ... September.
  7. Can you call me back later on. I'm very busy ... the moment.
  8. The show begins ... 7 o'clock this evening.
  9. Hurry up. We've got to go ... ten minutes.
  10. I've been invited to her birthday party ... 15 September.

Answer

  1. The Dutch came to Indonesia in 1596.
  2. Please, don't speak at the same time. I can't catch what you're saying.
  3. We can see the stars at night.
  4. He died at the age of six.
  5. I was born on Wednesday.
  6. They'll be back in September.
  7. Can you call me back later on. I'm very busy at the moment.
  8. The show begins at 7 o'clock this evening.
  9. Hurry up. We've got to go in ten minutes.
  10. I've been invited to her birthday party on 15 September.

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