# 14 preposition Question

• 09-Mar-2010, 09:04
14 preposition Question
Dear all this is my first topic in this forum
i have just finished this Exam
and i really want to know what are the right answers and
(WHY)?

The questions you got wrong:

1: My birthday's ...... May
in on (x) at

2: She'll be away ...... next week
since at (x) untile

8: I like to go to a party ....... New Year's Eve
in on at (x)

13: He doesn't start work until late .... the afternoon
on (x) in at

15: People give chocolate eggs as presents ...... Easter
on (x) in at

38: She's going on holiday ...... Xmas
in at on (x)

40: I'll be working ...... the summer holidays
on (x) during while

43: The law was changed ..... the nineteenth century
in on at (x)

46: Their wedding is .... the eleventh of July
in (x) on at

56: The play starts ..... half past seven
at on (x) in

59: She got pregnant ....... eighteen
at in (x) on

64: The flower blossoms .... early April
on at (x) in

69: We met ...... a foggy day in March
on at (x) in

73: They're leaving ...... June
on (x) in at

...... i want to know the right answers ??? and why they are right ???

Thanks'
• 09-Mar-2010, 09:13
tedtmc
Re: 14 preposition Question
not a teacher

Quote:

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1: My birthday's ...... May IN
in on (x) at

2: She'll be away ...... next week UNTIL since at (x) untile

8: I like to go to a party ....... New Year's Eve ON
in on at (x)

13: He doesn't start work until late .... the afternoon IN
on (x) in at

15: People give chocolate eggs as presents ...... Easter ON on (x) in at

38: She's going on holiday ...... Xmas ON
in at on (x)

40: I'll be working ...... the summer holidays DURING on (x) during while

43: The law was changed ..... the nineteenth century IN
in on at (x)

46: Their wedding is .... the eleventh of July ON in (x) on at

56: The play starts ..... half past seven AT at on (x) in

59: She got pregnant ....... eighteen AT at in (x) on

64: The flower blossoms .... early April IN on at (x) in

69: We met ...... a foggy day in March ON on at (x) in

73: They're leaving ...... June IN on (x) in at

• 09-Mar-2010, 09:32
bhaisahab
Re: 14 preposition Question
15: People give chocolate eggs as presents ...... Easter. at

38: She's going on holiday ...... Xmas. at
• 09-Mar-2010, 09:57
tedtmc
Re: 14 preposition Question
OK, ON Christmas day.... at Christmas. :-)

It would be difficult to explain the 'why's' of prepositions. That's the thing about learning English, there are so many variants for different situations. I don't think there are rules for learning prepositions, it comes naturally through listening and reading.
• 09-Mar-2010, 10:10
Re: 14 preposition Question

:-D I'm really thankful :-D

i think we use "IN" with months is it right ?

• 09-Mar-2010, 10:45
bhaisahab
Re: 14 preposition Question
Quote:

:-D I'm really thankful :-D

i think we use "IN" with months is it right ?

Yes, that's right, we use "in" for months and "on" for days and dates.
• 09-Mar-2010, 15:44
BobK
Re: 14 preposition Question
Quote:

Originally Posted by bhaisahab
Yes, that's right, we use "in" for months and "on" for days and dates.

:up: And, as tedtmc has rightly learnt (:up:) "at" for holidays when a particular day is not specified: "ON Christmas day.... at Christmas".

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