– Centuries, decades, years, months, seasons, parts of the day: e.g. Selma was born in 2010. e.g. H e wakes up early in the morning. e.g. Her birthday is in winter.
– Countries, cities and neighbourhoods: e.g. She was born in Belgium. e.g. He lives in Oklahoma City.
– Streets, avenues and parts of streets: e.g. T here are many shops on Spring Street. e.g. He lives on Colonial Avenue.*
– Days and dates: e.g. W e don’t go to school on Pancake Day. e.g. Haruo’s birthday is on 25 March.
We can use prepositions to talk about when (= time) and where (= place) things happen. To describe time and place, the prepositions in, on, and at go from general to specific.
HOW TO talk about when and where things happen Prepositions of time and place
– Hours, noon, (mid)night: e.g. The Highland Games finish at 9 p.m. e.g. W e have lunch at noon.
– Address, specific location: e.g. The Party is at the Black Dog Ballroom. e.g. The event takes place at the World Trade Center.
There are special expressions: TIME
Keep in mind: * In British English you live in a street or avenue (vs. on a street in American English).
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• in + parts of the day: in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening • on time (= just at the right time) • at + holiday without ’day’: at Christmas, at Easter • at + the weekend
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