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lunes, 7 de abril de 2014

On, In or At

If I asked you what you find most difficult in English, I'm sure most of you would answer unanimously: PREPOSITIONS!

Well, this entry will try to help you with three prepositions of time, which you are familiar with but sometimes you find them a bit confusing. These prepositions are ON, IN and AT.

Check the mind maps below and then try to complete the sentences. 

Don't forget that the days of the week are written in capital letters.

The months of the year are also written in capital letters.
Remember that we say "at night" although it's a part of the day.

Complete the sentences with one of these prepositions to check if you understood.

1. I'm writing some examples _____ the moment.
2. As soon as I finish this entry, I'm going out to do the shopping. I'll be back _____ half an hour.
3. The academic course begins _____ October and finishes _____ 31st May.
4. I like walking round El Espinar _____ midday when it's warm and sunny.
5. _____ a few days' time the second term will be over.
6. We won't have classes _____ Easter but you are supposed to do some homework _____ the afternoons.
7. The classes at the Official School of Languages start _____ five o'clock and finish _____ about nine.
8. Not many pupils attend classes _____ Friday afternoons and evenings. ;-)
9. Mark and Allie always go out for a meal _____ their wedding anniversary.
10. I'll see you _____ the morning.

Is it easy or difficult? As always, it's a question of practice. The key to these sentences is on the first comment. Then leave your opinions or examples to show that you got it!

8 comentarios:

  1. This is the key:
    1. at
    2. in
    3. in - on
    4. at
    5. in
    6. at - in
    7. at - at
    8. on
    9. on
    10. in

  2. Thanks for the post, this is always one of my doubts when I speak or write in English

    1. You're welcome, Jose. It's always a pleasure to help.

  3. I always learn something with your blog and help me with my doubts.

    1. Very happy to know it, Chelo. Keep using the blog and feel free to suggest any topic. They will be welcomed.

  4. Thanks for the post, I hope using it in the correc way.

  5. Thank you Sophie. I never know what preposition I must use when I speak or write in English.

  6. You're correct when you say that prepositions are a difficult for English students, I've a lot of problems with them! Thanks for the explanation and the exercises