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Using “AT”, “IN” AND “ON” with Parts of the Day

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
in the morning(s)
in the afternoon(s)
in the evening(s)

Examples:

  •    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;

at
at night
at noon
at midnight

 Examples:

  •    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.

NOTE:

 “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.

Examples:

  •    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
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 )

Examples:

  •    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.

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