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    In Time or On time

    Which is the most appropriate


    He always comes in/on time.

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    Re: In Time or On time

    Quote Originally Posted by julia333 View Post
    Which is the most appropriate
    He always comes in/on time.
    It depends on the context.

    on time: at the correct time or the time that was arranged (punctual).

    in time: before the time by which it is necessary for something to be done.


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    Re: In Time or On time

    That's very clear and good way of explaining the difference, Mara.

    We can also say "just in time", which means "with just the small interval of time left before one is late for an event or before one is too late to do or accomplish something".

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