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Prepositions of Time and Date (engl.)




by Christa Maas
How to use prepositions of time and date

IN

For months, years and periods of time:
       in January
       in 2011
       in the fifties
       In a few months
       In a couple of days

AT

With specific time:
       at six o'clock
       at 10.30
       at 2 p.m.
       at lunch time

ON

With days of the week and specific dates:
       on Monday
       on Fridays
       on Christmas day
       on April 2nd

We say 

       in the morning
       in the  afternoon
       in the evening 
       but: at night


FOR

 To show how long a period of time has lasted (last = durar):

       for three weeks
       for many years

WHILE

Use with a verb:
       while I was watching the news on TV
       while I lived in São Paulo

DURING

Use with a noun (substantivo) to show when something happens ( happens= acontecer)
       during English class
       during my last vacation
       during the meeting

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