Prepositions AT IN ON for time

Posted on Jan 11 2014 - 4:09am by Zdenda

Many students have problems with the prepositions AT, IN, ON. Prepositions are such small words with nearly the same meaning that it seems that you can use any of them. But that is not true. If you want to sound well, you have to be careful with the prepositions. And believe me, it is not so difficult to use the prepositions AT, IN, ON for time expressions correctly. There are many clear rules and only a few exceptions.

Prepositions AT IN ON for time – mind map

Go through the mind map. Start at 1 o’clock and then go clockwise. There are the rules of usage for the prepositions AT, IN, ON.

At the end of the mind map you will see that if you use the words NEXT, LAST, EVERY or THIS, there is no preposition in front of these words. (You cannot say “ON NEXT FRIDAY”).


Prepositions AT IN ON for time

Prepositions AT, IN, ON for time – games

If you want to really learn the prepositions correctly, you should practise them as often as and as much possible. Here there are three games to make your training more enjoyable. In the games there are 48 different phrases with the prepositions AT, IN, ON. If you finish all the games I am confident that you will know the usage of these prepositions fairly well.

The first game is called Teacher invaders. You should shoot all the Invaders and after some time you have to fill in the correct preposition in the sentences. Good luck.

Prepositions AT IN ON – Teacher invaders game.

The second game, HOOP SHOOT, is slightly easier as you have to pick the correct option and then stop the sliders in the center of the basket.

Prepositions AT IN ON – Hoop shoot game.

The third game is a more of a traditional quiz. Read the text and complete it with the prepositions AT IN ON. If you get more than 70% of your answers correct you will get to play the game called Indiara. Good luck!

Prepositions AT IN ON – Cloze test.

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18 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. PrafullaMahure 11/01/2014 at 10:52 am -

    Sir I got the link of your web on facebook. I went through it and found it amazing.I too post grammar and it uses at my blog especially for Maharashtrian students.

  2. chearath 11/01/2014 at 5:00 pm -

    thank you so much

  3. Leo Joffre 11/01/2014 at 5:09 pm -

    Hi,I’m from Chile !!! Just one Question?????

    CAN i say : AT YOUR SERVICE 24Hrs
    or : In YOUR Service

    What is better Guys !!! before hand , “Thanks beforehand”

  4. Zdenda 11/01/2014 at 6:40 pm -

    AT your service.

  5. Norah 11/01/2014 at 9:29 pm -

    I cann’t acced to the games.

  6. Zdenda 12/01/2014 at 3:41 am -

    You need to have Flash installed for the first two games. The last game, though, should work on any device.

  7. zahra 12/01/2014 at 4:24 am -

    it’s cool …thank you so much 🙂

  8. Riska wulandari 12/01/2014 at 1:33 pm -

    Sir, i knew this link from facebook. thanks for writing very very usefull blog like this. You are the way of explaining materials is easy to catch it. learning english is more enjoyable. 🙂 Keep writing and share your knowledge. im sure many english learners are waiting.

  9. malick mbengue 13/01/2014 at 1:42 pm -

    i’ am a student and i want to be excellent at prepositions

  10. manal 14/01/2014 at 9:30 am -

    I love this website. It is so easy to use and the mind maps are great.

  11. AtiraJafarova 24/02/2014 at 10:46 am -

    Thanks a lot.

  12. AtiraJafarova 24/02/2014 at 11:10 am -

    You help everybody who is eager to learn English..

  13. Zdenda 25/02/2014 at 4:09 am -

    Thank you for your praise.

  14. Cryptic Ripon 03/03/2014 at 9:17 am -

    I have some problem in Prepositio.But i think it will be very helpful to me.Thanks a lot.

  15. Psith 27/03/2014 at 3:26 am -

    I also love this website too much it’s very useful for me to improved my English and Understanding more with mind map.

    Thanks you

  16. Anonymous 18/07/2014 at 6:27 pm -

    thanks a lot. I will use Mind Map method

  17. Zdenda 21/07/2014 at 2:45 pm -

    Try and use it if it helps you. However, mind maps are not for everyone. Some students find them useless.

  18. Anonymous 15/09/2014 at 3:42 pm -

    very helpful, thank you

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