A Powerpoint presentation about the Prepositions of Time AT, ON and IN in English.
We look at when to use these prepositions and have included many example sentences.
The following uses are explained:
- AT with a Specific Time (hours) and Holiday Periods
There is a clock that will help you explain o'clock and we also look at the meaning of midnight vs. midday/noon. The holiday periods in the examples include Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving.
- ON with Days and Dates
Includes a reminder about using capital letters. Includes a section about not using the definite article (the) before the day (as in some languages such as Spanish).
- IN with Months, Years, Decades, Centuries, Seasons and for Future time
Includes a reminder about using capital letters with months. Shows how the Brazilian National Day is IN September but ON September 7th. We show the correct use of apostrophes with decades. We highlight how centuries use ordinal numbers. Future Time refers to IN + Time period (e.g. in 2 days, in five hours)
- AT, ON and IN with parts of the day or when there is a day + part of the day
We look at IN with morning, afternoon, evening but AT with night. We then look at those parts of the day and the preposition to use when it is combined with a day of the week such as Sunday evening, Friday night.
- AT the weekend vs. ON the weekend
We briefly look at the difference between AT the weekend (British English) and ON the weekend (American English)
- AT the moment
We clarify that we don't say "at this" moment (which some ESL students say as a direct translation from their own language)
- Last, Next, This, and Every
We do not use a preposition (at, on, in) before the words Last, Next, This
- Summary Charts
We have included two summary charts of the uses of AT, ON and IN. One with parts of the day and the other with most of the other uses mentioned above.
For a detailed look at what each slide contains, I recommend watching our video on YouTube: Prepositions of Time: AT ON IN
We made this video into a PowerPoint Presentation as some teachers do not have access to YouTube (or internet) in their classrooms. Also teachers can explain each slide at their own pace according to the level of their students. Once the lesson has finished you may refer students to the video on YouTube so they can review the topic or go to should they have any doubts later.
This resource contains 55 Pages
- Introduction - (1 slide)
- AT with a Specific Time (hours) and Holiday Periods - (6 slides)
- ON with Days and Dates - (5 slides)
- IN with Months, Years, Decades, Centuries, Seasons and for Future time - (22 slides)
- AT, ON and IN with parts of the day (7 slides)
- AT the weekend vs. ON the weekend - (3 slides)
- AT the moment - (4 slides)
- Last, Next, This, and Every - (5 slides)
- Summary Chart - Parts of the Day - (1 slide)
- Summary Chart - AT, ON, IN - (1 slide)
Pre-Intermediate (CEFR – A2 Level)
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Una presentación PowerPoint acerca de las preposiciones de tiempo AT, ON y IN en inglés.