Time Prepositions Cheat Sheet

Are you constantly wondering which preposition you need to use when talking about time? This simple time preposition cheat sheet and brief explanation will help you to understand the ins and outs of that. And remember, the best you can do to tackle time prepositions is practice, practice, practice!


times: at 8pm, at midnight, at 6:30
holiday periods: at Christmas, at Easter
at night
at the weekend
at lunchtime, at dinnertime, at breakfast time

days: on Monday, on my birthday, on Christmas Day
days + morning / afternoon / evening / night: on Tuesday morning
dates: on the 20th of June

years: in 1992, in 2006
months: in December, in June
decades: in the sixties, in the 1790s
centuries: in the 19th century
seasons: in winter, in summer
in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening

no preposition
next week, year, month etc
last night, year etc
this morning, month etc
every day, night, years etc
today, tomorrow, yesterday

I hope now you can clearly see the difference in the use of these prepositions when talking about time with this time preposition cheat sheet. Go on learning about when to use “especially” or specially”the Use of English and about passing your First Certificate Exam with flying colors!



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