Prepositions of Time: in, at, and on
Uses of 'IN'
- with the words: "past", "future"
- with morning, afternoon, evening
- with years, months, seasons
- She was taking breakfast in the morning.
- I was sleeping in the afternoon.
- Chris was reading a novel in January
- I used to visit the library in 1998.
- I'll work with you in the future.
- It snows in winter
Uses of 'AT'
- with noon, midnight, and night.
- with clock time
- with "present"
- She was expected to reach here at noon.
- Jeremy was in the club at midnight.
- There was a knock on the door at night.<
- I have to leave for office at 9 o'clock
- Monica is not available at present.
Uses of 'ON'
- with dates (day of the month)
- with a weekday
- Fifty years of independence was celebrated in India on August 15, 1997.
- My sister's marriage will be on July 15.
- My uncle invited me for dinner on the last Friday.
- with weekday + morning, evening, and afternoon.
- Tom will come and join us on Monday evening.
Use of Among/Between
Between refers to two things/persons, Among to more than two things/persons. They both correspond to the Italian "tra" / "fra".
- A quarrel arose between the two sisters.
- Slavery exists among certain tribes.
- A paper is lying among the books.
- He stood between the girls. (= the girls were two)
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