July 23, 2014 § Leave a comment
Last week I missed class. I texted each student to have a conversation.
Wow! I have a lot of catching up to do. Many posts to write from the past.
Computer exercises we have not finished.
Prepositions – specifically “prepositions of time”.
Today we will start with: At, On, In
Domino Game – prepare more solid tiles for class.
I say various times – they hold up cards with At, On, In
|We use at with times:||We use on with dates and days:|
|at 5 o’clock – at 11.45 – at midnight – at lunchtime||on 12 March – on Friday(s) – on Friday morning(s)|
|Tom usually gets up at 7 o’clock.||on Sunday afternoon(s) – on Saturday night(s)|
|on Christmas Day (but at Christmas)|
|We use at in these expressions:|
|at night – at Christmas – at the moment / at present – at the same time – at weekends – at the age of…|
|We use in for longer periods of time:||We use during + noun to say when something happens:|
|in April – in 1986 – in winter – in the 19th century – in the 1970s – in the morning(s) / in the afternoon(s) / in the evening(s)||during the film – during our holiday – during the night|
|In + period of time = a time in the future:||I fell asleep during the film.|
|Jack will be back in a week.||We met a lot of interesting people during our holiday.|
|The train will leave in a few minutes.|
|In + how long it takes to do something:|
|I learned to drive in four weeks.|
|We use for + a period of time:||We use since + a period of time:|
|for six years – for two hours – for a week||since April – since 1992 – since 8 o’ clock|
|I’ve lived in this house for six years. They have been watching TV for two hours.||It has been raining since one o’ clock. They’ve known each other since they were at school.|
|UNTIL||FROM – TO|
|We use until/till to say
how long a situation continues:
|We use from – to +beginning and end of a period:|
|Let’s wait until it stops raining.
I stayed in bed until half past nine.
|Last evening we watched TV from 5 to 8 o’ clock.|