[Grammar] Prepositions using

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1. __ the evening of July 7th
2.__ the evening __ the first day __ May
3.___ the evening __ the second day __ 2010


The problem is How do i decide the prepositions to fill in?
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1. __ the evening of July 7th
2.__ the evening __ the first day __ May
3.___ the evening __ the second day __ 2010


The problem is How do i decide the prepositions to fill in?
Thanks for help!
Firstly, you consider whether there is only one proper choice, perhaps a set phrase. There are none in your questions.

Then, you ask yourself if there is an obvious preposition that describes the meaning you want. In your questions, there are alternatives.

After that, you make your best choice according to your experience.

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Hello ;-)

My answer is :
1. on the evening of July 7th
2.onthe evening of the first day in May
3.onthe evening ofthe second day in 2010

Are they correct?
Thanks for help! :)
 

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Hello ;-)

My answer is :
1. on the evening of July 7th Yes.
2.on the evening of the first day in May Yes
or "on the first day of May"
3.on the evening of the second day in 2010 Yes

Are they correct?
Thanks for help! :)
Yes, they are all good. However, for the first preposition, a lot of choices are available, depending on the meaning:
"in/on/during/around/before/after/about/regarding...etc. the evening ..."
 
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