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    on time/in time

    could you tell me please the difference between on and in time
    look forward to ur help


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    Re: on time/in time

    "on time" = the appointed time >> Make sure you are on time for the start of the film

    "in time" = sufficiently early >> He was in time to catch the train home.

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    Re: on time/in time

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "on time" = the appointed time >> Make sure you are on time for the start of the film

    "in time" = sufficiently early >> He was in time to catch the train home.
    thanx a lot

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    Re: on time/in time

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovely_teacher View Post
    could you tell me please the difference between on and in time
    look forward to ur help

    hi,

    i am just a student but i happen to have a good grammar that explains this difference:

    u say "in time" when u do something not after the time limit. for example: "i arrived at the concert in time" means that u arrived comfortably before the show starts.

    u say "on time" when u arrive or do something right on the scheduled time.
    for example: "i arrived at the concert on time" means that if u were one minute late, the doors of the theater would be closed and u wouldn't be able to watch the show.

    i hope i am right and hope it helps.

    regards.

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