Learn useful list of Prepositions of Time in English with examples.
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What is a Preposition of Time?
A preposition of time is a preposition that allows you to discuss a specific time period.
List of Prepositions of Time
We use during + noun to say when something happens.
We stayed at a student hostel during the conference.
I’m just going to bed for two hours or so.
We wait till/until half past six for you.
Forty years have passed away since they met.
Her visit will extend from Monday to Thursday.
He left the house over an hour ago.
We use before to talk about past times in reference to another moment in the past.
She’s always up before dawn.
We use by when we want to say “not later than” or any time until this point (a deadline).
He had promised to be back by five o’clock.
We use after when we want to say “later in time than”
I felt fairly easy after taking the medicine.
We use to when saying the time, to mean before the stated hour.
It’s a quarter to two.
We use to when marking end of a period of time.
It’s only two weeks to Christmas.
We use past when telling the time.
It’s five past ten.
We use between … and to talk about time that separates two points.
They lived in New York between 1998 and 2004.
We use within to talk about during a period of time.
You should receive a reply within seven days.