Prepositions

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Prepositions of time
Preposition | Use | Examples |
in | in months | in July; in September |
| Year | in 1985; in 1999 |
| Seasons | in summer; in the summer of 69 |
| part of the day |in the morning; in the afternoon; in the evening |
| Duration | in a minute; in two weeks |
at | part of the day | at night |
| time of day | at 6 o'clock; at midnight |
| Celebrations | atChristmas; at Easter |
| fixed phrases | at the same time |
on | days of the week | on Sunday; on Friday |
| Date | on the 25th of December* |
| special holidays | on Good Friday; onEaster Sunday; on my birthday |
| a special part of a day | on the morning of September the 11th* |
after | later than sth. | after school |
ago | how far sth. happened (in the past) | 6 years ago |before | earlier than sth. | before Christmas |
between | time that separates two points | between Monday and Friday |
by | not later than a special time | by Thursday |
during | through thewhole of a period of time | during the holidays |
for | period of time | for three weeks |
from ... to
from... till/until | two points form a period | from Monday to Wednesday
from Monday tillWednesday
from Monday until Wednesday |
past | time of the day | 23 minutes past 6 (6:23) |
since | point of time | since Monday |
till/until | no later than a special time | till tomorrowuntil tomorrow |
to | time of the day | 23 minutes to 6 (5:37) |
up to | not more than a special time | up to 6 hours a day |
within | during a period of time | within a day |

Prepositions ofplace and direction
Preposition | Use | Examples |
above | higher than sth. | The picture hangs above my bed. |
across | from one side to the other side | You mustn't go across this road here.There isn't a bridge across the river. |
after | one follows the other | The cat ran after the dog.
After you. |
against | directed towards sth. | The bird flew against the window. |
along | in...
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