Using in, on and at

In, on , at triangle.The triangle here shows one general rule for in, on and at - the times usually get longer from at to on to in.

AT: use at with times

  • I got married at 3.30.

ON: use on with days and dates.

  • I got married on December 31st.
  • I got married on Saturday.
  • I got married on New Year's Eve

IN: use in with months, seasons and years

  • I got married in December.
  • I got married in the winter.
  • I got married in 2007.

Remember: we don't use in / on / at when we say this / last / next.

I'll see you next week.

Here are some other examples you should learn:

  • in + the morning / the afternoon / the evening (but at night)
  • at + mealtimes (at breakfast, at dinner ...)
  • at + the weekend / weekends
  • at + well-known holiday periods (at New Year, at Christmas)
  • at the moment, at present, at that moment
  • in the past, in the future



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