Prepositions of Time

A preposition is a word that is placed before a noun or noun equivalent to show its relation to some other word in the sentence. 

After going through this post, you will be able to understand the concept of ‘Prepositions of Time.’

Prepositions of Time

In On At Prepositions of Time


Prepositions of Time (In)

Parts of the dayIn the morning/in the evening (but at night)
MonthsIn December
SeasonsIn (the) spring
DecadesIn the 1990’s centuries
CenturiesIn the 20th century

Prepositions of Time (On)

Days of the weekOn Tuesday/Friday dates
DatesOn (the) 15th of May/ on May 15
Specific DaysOn Good Friday
On New Year’s Day
On my birthday
On the following day.

Prepositions of Time (At)

Clock TimeAt 6 o’clock, at 8.30 p.m.
NightAt night
Holiday PeriodAt Christmas
At the weekend
At the Pooja vacation
  • He reached Delhi at 4 p.m.
  • I reached Mumbai at 3 p.m. on a Sunday in the month of May.
  • The Russian Revolution broke out in November in 1917.
  • The players will come back at five in the afternoon.
  • I passed the Graduation in 1944.
  • See me at 7 o’clock in the morning.
  • See me on the morning of Sunday the Sixth.
  • We swam across the river at the same time.

In, After Prepositions of Time


  • Greeta returned after a week.
  • I hope to recover in a week.
  • Day after day passed by.
  • I shall pay of your dues in a few days.
  • I went to see him after a few days.
  • It seems the condition of the patient will take a better turn in a week.
  • The doctor took the weight of the patient after a week.

In, Within, By, Before Prepositions of Time


  • There was no furniture at all in (or, within) the house.
  • I wrote the book in a month.
  • I shall send you the details of the incident within a week.
  • I shall finish the work by (before) Sunday next.
  • He prepared all his lessons within two hours.
  • The man was to come here by (before) 6 p.m. on Saturday.
  • We shall reach home in an hour.
  • Please see me by Sunday next.
  • You will reach there by or before 12 o’clock.

Since, From, For Prepositions of Time


  • He has not been heard of since Friday last.
  • He has been missing (for) these five days.
  • You may rest here for a short while or, a few days.
  • He was on leave from Friday last.
  • The train will not stop here from next month.
  • I have not seen him for a long time.
  • We shall resume the journey from tomorrow.
  • It has been raining continuously since Monday last.
  • Michael has been learning English since February last.
  • Sahil has been learning Hindi for the last five months.
  • A computer class will be opened in our school from the next session.

Prepositions of Time Examples


  1. He reached Delhi at 4 p.m.
  2. I reached Mumbai at 3 p.m. on a Sunday in the month of May.
  3. The Russian Revolution broke out in November in 1917.
  4. The players will come back at five in the afternoon.
  5. I passed the Graduation in 1904.
  6. See me at 7 o’clock in the morning.
  7. See me on the morning of Monday the Sixth.
  8. We swam across the river at the same time.
  9. Peter returned after a week.
  10. I hope to recover in a week.
  11. Day after day passed by.
  12. I shall pay of your dues in a few days.
  13. I went to see him after a few days.
  14. It seems the condition of the patient will take a better turn in a week.
  15. The doctor took the weight of the patient after a week.
  16. There was no furniture at all in (or, within) the house.
  17. I wrote the book in a month.
  18. I shall send you the details of the incident within a week.
  19. I shall finish the work by (before) Saturday next.
  20. He prepared all his lessons within two hours.
  21. The man was to come here by (before) 5 p.m. on Monday.
  22. We shall reach home in an hour.
  23. Please see me by Sunday next.
  24. You will reach there by or before 12 o’clock.
  25. He has not been heard of since Friday last.
  26. He has been missing (for) these five days.
  27. You may rest here for a short while or, a few days.
  28. He was on leave from Friday last.
  29. The train will not stop here from next month.
  30. I have not seen him for a long time.
  31. We shall resume the journey from tomorrow.
  32. It has been raining continuously since Monday last.
  33. Reba has been learning English since February last.
  34. Sushil has been learning Hindi for the last five months.
  35. A computer class will be opened in our school from the next session.

Prepositions of Time Exercise


  • We swam across the river …………… the same time.
  • Sukanta returned ……………. a week.
  • I hope to recover ……………. a week.
  • Day …………. day passed by.
  • I shall pay off your dues ………… a few days.
  • I went to see him ……………. a few days.
  • It seems the condition of the patient will take a better turn ……………… a week.
  • The doctor took the weight of the patient ……………… a week.
  • There was no furniture at all ……………… the house.
  • I wrote the book ……………….. a month.
  • I shall send you the details of the incident ……………… a week.
  • I shall finish the work ……………….. Saturday next.
  • He prepared all his lessons …………….. two hours.
  • The man was to come here ………………. 5 p.m. on Monday.
  • We shall reach home ……………… an hour.
  • Please see me …………….. Sunday next.
  • You will reach there ……………….. 12 o’clock.
  • He has not been heard of ……………… Friday last.
  • He has been missing ………………. these five days.
  • You may rest here ……………………. a short while or, a few days.

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