# Thread: Defference between " in time" and " on time"

1. ## Defference between " in time" and " on time"

Dear Sir,
Hepl me to understand the difference between" in time" and" on time"
thanks

2. ## Re: Defference between " in time" and " on time"

Originally Posted by Vu Hien
Dear Sir,
Hepl me to understand the difference between" in time" and" on time"
thanks
I am not a teacher.

Suppose you need to be somewhere at 6:00 o'clock, you go there little bit earlier than 6:00 o'clock. That means you are "in time".

If you go there right at 6:00 o'clock then you are on time. You are not late or early.

Hope this helps you.

3. ## Re: Defference between " in time" and " on time"

Originally Posted by anamicabhatta
I am not a teacher.

Suppose you need to be somewhere at 6:00 o'clock, you go there a little bit earlier than 6:00 o'clock. That means you are "in time".

If you go there right at 6:00 o'clock then you are on time. You are not late or early.

Hope this helps you.

('On time' refers to a schedule of some kind, maybe just an arrangement - as in anamicabhatta's example.)

'My train leaves at 6.00, but it's usually about 10 minutes late. I want to be in time, so I'm aiming to get to the station at 10-to. Let's hope the train leaves on time for once!'

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