At - Prepositions of Time

Video Overview

Prepositions of time tell us about when something happened. 'At' is one of the most common prepositions when dealing with time. Prepositions can be easy when you learn the rules and hear lots of examples of how to use them correctly.

Video Analysis

Prepositions of time can be confusing. 'On', 'in' and 'at' are small words, but they can have a lot of different meanings depending on the context. In this video we are going to focus on 'at', in the context of time. We use 'at' to talk about something happening:

at night

at the weekend

or, at an exact or particular time

for example at 3

At night

I never drink coffee at night

I watch TV at night before going to bed

At the weekend

What did you do at the weekend?

At the weekend, I like to drink beer with my friends

Would you like to have dinner with me at the weekend?

We also use 'at' to talk about a particular time or specific time

Would you like to have dinner at the weekend I'll pick you up at 8?

I have to visit my family at the weekend

How about at 8pm on Tuesday?

At night

at the weekend

at particular and specific times.

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