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When I was studying for my CELPIP exam I got material from them. Unfortunately, I can not put the PDF to the public because it has a watermark with my personal email. But I can put you here what it says.

CELPIP's twentieth-first error as they state:

Prepositions show the relationship of a noun or pronoun to some other word in the sentence. They are almost always used in combinations with other words to create prepositional phrases. These phrases are most often used to show location, movement, and duration. However, prepositions can be combined with various words to create literally thousands of different meanings.

How to Use Prepositions of Time (IN, AT, and ON)

Proposition Use Example
in     parts of the day in the morning
months in June
seasons in the autumn
years in 1988
points in the future in a second; in a few weeks
at   clock time at 4 o'clock
time of day at noon; at lunchtime
entire holiday at Christmas
on    days of the week on Sunday
dates on March 3rd
one holiday day on Christmas day
parts of the day or week on Friday afternoon; on the weekend

Beware

At, on, and in are not usually used before next, last, this, and that:

  • Are you available in this morning?
  • What did you do on last Eastern?
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