Prepositions of time.Revision:
by the way - Past Simple - Present Continuous for a planned future actionVocabulary:at
a specific time / at
the weekend / at
midday / at
midnight; a public holiday, i.e.
by the way
- Let's meet at one o'clock.
- I'll see you at the weekend.
- The lesson starts at midday.
- They're coming to stay with me at New Year.
- (spoken English) to introduce a new topic into the conversation, i.e.
- ....so she starts university this September. By the way, are you still selling your computer?
the morning / in
the afternoon / in
the evening / months / seasons, i.e.
- We went horse riding in the morning and in the evening we had a bar-B-q.
- My birthday's in June.
- We usually go to France in (the) summer.
- I'll see you some time in (the) spring.
- to say last weekend, last Wednesday, etc. means the weekend or Wednesday just gone and does not need a preposition, i.e.
Also: last + month, last + year,
- I played football *last weekend.
- She passed her driving test *last Wednesday.
- I saw her last April. (And: I saw her in April.) He started working for the company last year.
would not be used if you were speaking only 1-2 days after, i.e.
Speaking on the Monday or Tuesday we'd normally say: I played football this weekend
or the weekend just gone.
The same for 'Wednesday' if speaking on Thursday or Friday.midday
- 12 noonmidnight
- 12 midnight on
- a specific day and the specific number of the day in the month, i.e.
- I'm going to London on Monday.
- We're meeting on the 5th of December.