# Prepositions Of Time Quiz

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Do you truly understand how to use prepositions of time? Test your knowledge with our Prepositions of Time Quiz. This quiz is designed to refine your understanding of English prepositions like "at," "on," and "in," which indicate specific times. It’s crucial for anyone looking to perfect their English grammar for better writing and communication.

This quiz challenges you to select the correct preposition for a variety of contexts, ensuring you can apply these rules in everyday conversation and formal writing. Each question will evaluate your ability to correctly use these prepositions, which are essential for accurately describing when events occur. Read more

## Prepositions Of Time Questions and Answers

• 1.

### What is the correct preposition: "___ noon"?

• A.

In

• B.

At

• C.

On

• D.

By

B. At
Explanation
"At" is specifically used with precise times of the day, such as "at noon," "at 6 PM," or "at midnight." This preposition indicates an exact point in time, not a duration. When used in "at noon," it points to the exact moment when the clock strikes twelve, underscoring a singular, definitive point during the day. This precision is essential in English grammar for clarifying that the event occurs at that specific time without extending beyond it, making "at" the correct choice for times when pinpoint accuracy in timing is necessary.

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• 2.

### Choose the right preposition: "___ the morning"?

• A.

At

• B.

In

• C.

On

• D.

By

B. In
Explanation
"In" is the correct preposition when referring to parts of the day, such as "in the morning." This usage encompasses the entire time span from sunrise to noon, highlighting a duration rather than a specific point. The preposition "in" is broadly applicable to durations like months, years, and seasons, helping to frame events within these larger time blocks. Using "in" for "in the morning" effectively communicates that activities or states are not confined to a precise moment but occur at any time within this broader period.

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• 3.

### Which preposition fits: "___ Friday"?

• A.

In

• B.

At

• C.

On

• D.

By

C. On
Explanation
"On" is appropriately used with days of the week and specific dates, as in "on Friday." This preposition assigns actions or events to specific days, encapsulating them within the bounds of that 24-hour period. The choice of "on" is particularly apt for daily schedules and planned events, offering clarity that the occurrence is set for this distinct day, thereby organizing activities into a manageable and understood timeframe within the weekly cycle.

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• 4.

### Select the best preposition for: "___ 1990"?

• A.

In

• B.

At

• C.

On

• D.

By

A. In
Explanation
"In 1990" accurately employs "in" to denote the span of an entire year. This preposition is ideal for indicating occurrences within larger segments of time such as years, centuries, or eras, without pinpointing a specific moment within these periods. Using "in" here suggests that events happened at unspecified times throughout 1990, providing flexibility in timing and emphasizing the year as a backdrop for the events discussed, rather than focusing on any specific date or month.

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• 5.

### What goes with "___ Christmas"?

• A.

At

• B.

In

• C.

On

• D.

To

C. On
Explanation
"On Christmas" utilizes "on" correctly for referring to specific calendar days, including holidays. Even though Christmas season spans several weeks, "on Christmas" refers specifically to December 25, the day itself. This usage clearly delineates the occasion, ensuring that any events or actions referenced are understood to occur on this specific holiday, aligning with standard practices in English for noting occurrences on notable days.

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• 6.

### Which preposition is correct: "___ the weekend"?

• A.

In

• B.

On

• C.

At

• D.

During

B. On
Explanation
"On the weekend" applies "on" to denote the part of the week that encompasses Saturday and Sunday. The use of "on" here categorizes the weekend as a recognized segment of the week, distinct from the individual days it comprises. This conveys that activities or events are planned for the duration of the weekend, marking it as a special period for leisure or other activities distinct from the weekdays.

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• 7.

### Choose the correct preposition: "___ winter"?

• A.

In

• B.

On

• C.

At

• D.

Through

A. In
Explanation
"In winter" is correct for expressing events occurring during the three-month period of winter. Seasons, covering several months, require a preposition that indicates an extended time span. "In" serves this purpose well, situating events within the season without specifying when during those months the events take place, thus emphasizing the season itself as the significant time frame for the context being discussed.

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• 8.

### What preposition is used with: "___ my birthday"?

• A.

In

• B.

At

• C.

On

• D.

To

C. On
Explanation
"On my birthday" uses "on" because birthdays occur annually on a specific date. This ensures clarity that the events or celebrations mentioned are confined to this particular day each year, highlighting the personal significance of the date within the annual calendar.

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• 9.

### Identify the correct preposition: "___ midnight"?

• A.

At

• B.

In

• C.

On

• D.

To

A. At
Explanation
"At midnight" uses "at" for its precision, pointing to the exact start of a new day at 12:00 AM. This precise moment marking the transition between days is critical for events planned at this specific time, emphasizing its significance as a boundary between two dates.

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• 10.

### What preposition should follow: "___ the evening"?

• A.

For

• B.

At

• C.

On

• D.

Around

B. At
Explanation
"In the evening" employs "in" to cover the time period from sunset until nighttime. This segment of the day, not confined to a single moment, allows for a range of activities typical of evening hours. The use of "in" thus captures the essence of evening activities occurring at any point within this timeframe, from dinner preparations to nighttime routines, underscoring the prepositionâ€™s role in denoting broader periods of daily activity.

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