Prepositions of Time List with Sentence Examples

English is a language that will surprise you with new concepts and their applications. You as a beginner will never feel English be a boring subject. All the new topics and concepts are quite interesting.

In today’s session, we would be learning about prepositions. To be specific we would be dealing with definition preposition of time and their examples.

What are Prepositions of Time?

The Prepositions of time are used to refer to a specific period of time be it short or a long, for example time can be in months, seasons, years, centuries, general times of day, or clock times like 09:00 pm, 04:00 am.

There are various prepositions which are explained in the table below. Also, you can find some examples which would be helping you to understand the meaning and application in a better way.

Examples of Prepositions of Time

Let’s see the tabular list of Preposition Of Time.

Preposition of time


Sentence Examples


?        days

?        weekend (American English)

?        Many shops don’t open on Sundays.

?        What did you do at the weekend?

?        We’re going to the theatre on Wednesday evening.

?        Let’s have a coffee on Friday morning.

?        It’s his birthday on Saturday.

?        The interview is on the 29th of April.

?        He was born on February 14th.

?        She was born on Valentine’s Day.

?        We’re moving house on Christmas Eve.

?        I have an exam on my birthday.


?        months / seasons / year

?        morning / evening / afternoon

?        period of time

?        I visited Italy in July, in spring, in1994

?        In the evenings, I like to relax.

?        This is the first cigarette I’ve had in three years.

?        I was born in 1986.

?        He’ll visit them in October.

?        The ski resort is closed in summer.

?        He grew up in the seventies. That’s the period of time between 1970 and 1980.

?        It happened in the 16th century.

?        Don’t worry, it all happened in the past.


?        night

?        weekend (British English)

?        used to show an exact or a particular time:

?        It gets cold at night.

?        What did you do at the weekend?

?        There’s a meeting at 2.30 this afternoon / at lunchtime.

?        The train arrives at 3:30.

?        The party starts at midnight.

?        The meeting will finish at 5:30.

?        I’ll be there at noon or at midday / at dawn / at dusk.

?        He doesn’t like driving at night.

?        I’m going shopping at lunchtime.

?        I read my daughter a story at bedtime.

?        Let’s talk about it at dinner (time) tonight


?        from a particular time in the past until a later time, or until now

?        England have not won the World Cup in football since 1966


?        used to show an amount of time.

?        I’m just going to bed for an hour or so.


?        back in the past; back in time from the present:

?        The dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago.


?        at or during a time earlier than

?        She’s always up before dawn.


?        used when saying the time, to mean before the stated hour

?        It’s twenty to six.


?        telling the time

?        five past ten


?        until a particular time, marking the end of a period of time

?        It’s only two weeks to Christmas.


?        used to show the time when something starts

?        The museum is open from 9.30 to 6.00 Tuesday to Sunday.

till / until

?        up to (the time that)

?        We waited till/until half-past six for you.


?        not later than; at or before

?        She had promised to be back by five o’clock.

?        Please return these books by Friday.

?        The show should be finished by 9 pm.


Now you are quite familiar with different prepositions of time. These prepositions will be useful in different types of content that you would be drafting. With Englishbix, you do not have to worry about any of the grammar issues. If you still have some doubts you can get back to us through comment section. Till then stay tuned!

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