Prepositions used with time
|At a point in time||In a length of time||For a length of time|
|"When shall we meet?"||"Let's meet at 12:30."
||"It's 12:30 already! When will you be ready?"||"Oh! Then I'll see you in 15 minutes, at about 12:45."
More Questions - When?
We use "when" to ask about time.
"What time do you open?" = "When do you open?"
|"We open at ...||nine o'clock.|
"What time do you close?" = "When do you close?"
|"We close at ...||six o'clock.|
"When are you open?"
|"We're open from...||nine in the morning||to||six in the evening."|
|"But, we're closed from...||12 noon||to||one in the afternoon, for lunch."|
The staff arrive before ...
half past eight in the morning.
|We don't allow any customers in after ...||
half past five in the evening.
Writing the time
|morning||00:01 - 11:59|
|a.m. - stands for Ante Meridiem (the time between midnight and noon)||00:01 hrs - 12:00|
|noon or midday||12:00|
|p.m. - stands for Post Meridian (after noon)||12:01 - 24:00 hrs|
|afternoon||12:01 - 18:00|
|evening||18:01 - 22:00|
|night||22:01 - 24:00|
|"I go to work in the morning."|
|"I go home in the evening."|
|"I have lunch in the afternoon."|
|"I woke up in the night."|
|"I go to sleep at night."|
!Note - The way people write a.m. and p.m. varies. Choose from the following styles and stick to it:-
Prepositions used with days
For single days we use on.
This year my birthday is on Saturday.
For the weekend we use at.
I never work at the
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