Learn useful list of Prepositions of Time in English with examples.
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
Used when something happens within the time something else is happening
We stayed at a student hostel during the conference.
I’m just going to bed for two hours or so.
We’ll wait till/ until half past six for you.
The factory has been here since the 1970s.
Her visit will extend from Monday to Thursday.
He left the house over an hour ago.
We use before to refer to any time previous to a specific point in time
She’s always up before dawn.
We use by when we want to say “not later than”.
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 relaxed after taking the medicine.
We use to in telling the time, when we refer to the number of minutes before the hour.
It’s a quarter to two.
We can use to with the meaning of “until” when we are talking about time.
It’s just three days to Halloween.
Refers to the amount of time past the hour
It’s five past ten.
We use between … and to talk about time that separates two points.
The team have a lot of work to do between now and Sunday.
Refers to a span of time during which something may occur.
You should receive a reply within seven days.