Prepositions of Time Exercises (With Printable PDF)

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Is it in the morning, on the morning, or at the morning? Should you say in the 80s, on the 80s, or at the 80s? Prepositions of time can be confusing.

I usually use in for months, years, and other long periods, on for days and dates, and at for a precise time.

These in, on, and at prepositions of time exercises will help you practice the correct use of prepositions of time.

What Are Prepositions of Time?

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Prepositions of time are a type of preposition that lets you discuss a specific time period, whether it’s a date on the calendar or a day of the week.

Prepositions of Time: At

Use this preposition for the following:

  • Holidays and festivals
  • Clock times
  • Any specific time
  • “At night”

For example:

  • At 3 o’clock
  • At 3:00 PM
  • At noon
  • At sunrise
  • At the moment
  • At bedtime

Prepositions of Time: In

Use this preposition for:

  • Years
  • Months
  • Seasons
  • Centuries
  • General times of the day
  • Longer periods

For example:

  • In May
  • In summer
  • In the fall
  • In the 50s
  • In 1995
  • In the past

Prepositions of Time: On

Use this preposition for:

  • Specific days of the week
  • Portions of the week
  • Specific dates
  • Special days

For example:

  • On Tuesdays
  • On 25 Dec. 2013
  • On my birthday
  • On 6 March
  • On Christmas eve
Prepositions of Time Exercise #1

Prepositions of Time Exercise #1

Choose the correct preposition.

Which preposition of time do we use for a precise time?
Which of the following is correct?
Which preposition of time do we use for seasons, months, and years?
TRUE or FALSE: We use ‘in’ for days and dates.
What are prepositions of time?
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Prepositions of Time Exercise #2

Prepositions of Time Exercise #2

Fill in the provided blanks with in, on, or at.
Example: I’ll see you ___ dinnertime.
Answer: at
Add a comma to separate two answers.

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Prepositions of Time Exercise #3

Prepositions of Time Exercise #3

Choose from the parentheses below to complete each sentence.
(his birthday, March 21st, the fall, the moment, 80s, Thursdays, 2 o’clock, 1986, the end of the evening, the afternoon)

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