Prepositions Exercise (189)
The prepositions at, on, and in are used to show relationships in time. Choose the appropriate preposition for the blanks in each of the following sentences.
Answers and Explanations
1. The couple often lay down in the afternoon for a nap.
In is used when talking about a portion of the day.
2. When we lived at the seashore, we went bathing every morning at 6 a.m.
At is used when you talk about a specific time.
3. You’re running out of time; didn’t you say the final draft is due in March?
In is used when talking about a specific month.
4. Charles John Huffam Dickens was born on 7 February 1812.
On is used when talking about a certain date.
5. I’ll meet Hugo at lunch.
At is used when you talk about a specific time (i.e., lunch time).