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    Question 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'

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    Re: 14 preposition Question

    not a teacher

    Quote Originally Posted by Alabady View Post
    [B]

    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



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    Re: 14 preposition Question

    15: People give chocolate eggs as presents ...... Easter. at

    38: She's going on holiday ...... Xmas. at

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    Re: 14 preposition Question

    Thanks bhaisabad
    OK, ON Christmas day.... at Christmas.

    Alabady
    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.
    Last edited by tedtmc; 09-Mar-2010 at 11:08.

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    Thumbs up Re: 14 preposition Question

    Thanks a lot for your answers

    I'm really thankful

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







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    Re: 14 preposition Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Alabady View Post
    Thanks a lot for your answers

    I'm really thankful

    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.

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    Re: 14 preposition Question

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, that's right, we use "in" for months and "on" for days and dates.
    And, as tedtmc has rightly learnt () "at" for holidays when a particular day is not specified: "ON Christmas day.... at Christmas".

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