Main Practice: Prepositions of Time
Revision: Present Continuous for a planned action - why don't we? - while - by the way
to pick someone up
around one about one o'clock
at two at two o'clock, i.e. that exact time
just after three a few minutes later than three o'clock
just before four a few minutes before four o'clock
half past six thirty minutes after six o'clock
quarter to five fifteen minutes before five o'clock
by the way - to introduce another subject into the conversation, i.e.
- ...and so, yes, I'm pleased I've got the job. By the way, have you seen John today?
to pick someone up - (Phrasal Verb) to collect someone in a car, i.e.
- The movie starts at eight so I'll pick you up at seven.
- I'm picking up Jane at the station later.
* The object, then can be between the verb and particle, (pick you up) or after.
while - at the same time as, i.e.
- While I went shopping David cooked the meal.
- He looked after the children while she went to yoga.
why don't we...? to make a suggestion, i.e.
- Why don't we go swimming this afternoon?
- Why don't you buy a new suit for the interview?