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    on the first day of

    8. The professor said on the first day of the course that there would be a big final test at the end of the semester.
    (from an exercize on the subject of Time Prepositions)

    1) If I replace on by in or at - will it be incorrect?
    2) Can I replace on the first day by at the beginning ?
    (The professor said at the beginning of the course that there would be a big final test at the end of the semester)

    Thanks.

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    Re: on the first day of

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktor Sorokin View Post
    8. The professor said on the first day of the course that there would be a big final test at the end of the semester.
    (from an exercize on the subject of Time Prepositions)

    1) If I replace on by in or at - will it be incorrect?
    2) Can I replace on the first day by at the beginning ?
    (The professor said at the beginning of the course that there would be a big final test at the end of the semester)

    Thanks.
    1. Yes, it will be incorrect. It's "... on the first day of the course", not "in/at the first day of the course".
    2. Yes, you can replace it with "... at the beginning of the course".

    Note that "On the first day of the course, the professor told us there would be a big final test at the end of the semester" is a more natural word order.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: on the first day of

    If he told you at the beginning of the course, he did not necessarily tell you on the first day.

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