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    prepositions of time

    Hi, I do have a problem. I know that I must use "on" with New Year's (Day/ Eve), but what preposition should I use with "New Year"? I have found both "in" ( "In New Year we're going on holidays") and "at" ( "What are you doing at New Year?"). For me, the better one in this case is "in", but are both of them possible when we talk about the period? Is "at" the right one when we refer to the festivity? Does "at New Year" mean "at New Year celebrations"?
    Thank you very much for your help.

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    Re: prepositions of time

    Quote Originally Posted by merchita View Post
    Hi, I do have a problem. I know that I must use "on" with New Year's (Day/ Eve), but what preposition should I use with "New Year"? I have found both "in" ( "In New Year we're going on holidays") and "at" ( "What are you doing at New Year?"). For me, the better one in this case is "in", but are both of them possible when we talk about the period? Is "at" the right one when we refer to the festivity? Does "at New Year" mean "at New Year celebrations"?
    Thank you very much for your help.
    Check these links and you shall have your answer...
    Prepositions of Time: at, in, on
    Prepositions - The OWL at Purdue
    Prepositions of time and place - in - at - to - on - near How to use prepositions
    English Grammar - Prepositions of Time - Learn English

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