Student or Learner
I was doing some exercises and found the sentence below;
"My friend arrived early in the morning of Sunday, the 25th."
In its explanation, it is said that the sentence's focusing on "Time" and "the morning" , so use "in", or something like that in Japanese.
I know you use "in" for parts of the day, but I think I read some grammer book and it is said that if you want to mention about a particular day, you use "on" (I'm not sure which grammer book I read). And I actually found an example sentence "On the evening of May the 1st" in the Oxford Dictionary.
I also had a chance to ask someone from England and US, and the english chose "on" for the sentence, but the American chose "in" for that.
So I was very much confused. I think it is not a big problem, but I want to make it sure which is correct and/or common and also want to know rules regarding this matter, if any.
Thank you very much for your help in advance!!
Yes, if you want to refer to any part of the day on a specific day, use "on."
He'll arrive on the morning of the 25th.
But: He'll arrive on the 25th, sometime in the late morning. That's because you're adding the part about "in the morning" as additinal information.
When the word order is "on the [time of day] on the [date]" do use "on."