Using IN-AT-ON with parts of the day… Please follow the list for detailed expressions and examples;
Using “IN“, “AT” AND “ON” with Parts of the Day
1. Using “in“
“in” as a preposition is used with parts of the day which are (the) morning, (the) afternoon and (the) evening.
You can see how we can use “in” as a preposition with these parts of the day below;
|in the morning(s)|
|in the afternoon(s)|
|in the evening(s)|
- I like study in the mornings.
- They went swimming in the afternoon.
- In the evenings, I like to relax.
- My grandfather listen to the radio in the evening.
2. Using “at“
“at” as a preposition is used with parts of the day which are night and noon.
You can see how we can use “at” as a preposition with these parts of the day below;
- They finished project at noon on Friday.
- The weather gets cold at night.
- There is a good film on TV at midnight.
- I will call you at noon.
“night” is not used with “in” when we are talking about all of the night. However when we are talking about a short time during the night, we use “in” with night.
- I will sleep with you at night.
- The little girl heard a terrible noise in the night.
3. Using “on“
“on” as a preposition is used with parts of the day. We use “on” when we talk about a specific morning, afternoon, etc.
You can see how we can use “on” as a preposition with parts of the day below;
- ON + ANY DAY + PART OF THE DAY
- ON + PART OF THE DAY + ANY DATE
|on Saturday ( any one of the days ) morning, afternoon, evening, etc. ( any one of the parts of the day )|
|on the morning ( any one of the parts of the day ) of the fifth of January ( any date with ordinal numbers )|
- I will see you on Monday morning.
- The boss will be available on Wednesday afternoon.
- The plane arrived at the airport on the evening of the first of August.