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    Prepositions of time

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    Me thinks that in terms of dates

    "in" refers to a measurable extent, such as an hour, a year, etc.

    Example: See you for Easter in 2004!


    "on" refers to the surface of a calendar.

    Example: See you on Easter Monday!


    "at" refers to a general point in time, such as "Christmas", "Easter", etc.

    Example: See you at Easter. (general point in time)

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    Example: See you on Easter Day. (specific day)

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    See you on Easter Island?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    See you on Easter Island?

    Yes. An island is considered a contained surface, so 'on' is used; A city, however, is considered to be contained within, so 'in' is used.

    See you on Easter Island at Easter on Easter (day) in my Easter ears. :D

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    I'll be in my Easter bunny suit.


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    Which is correct?

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    Use 'at'.

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    Re: Prepositions of time

    I have a question

    so should you say, on Christmas day? or at Christmas day?

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    Re: Prepositions of time

    On Christmas day
    At Christmas = the general period

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    Re: Prepositions of time

    depends, if you meant Easter day then it should be "on" . If you meant Easter season, it should be "in"

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