Prepositions of Time in English | List and Examples

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

During

We usduring + noun to say when something happens.

Example:

We stayed at a student hostel during the conference.

For

We use for + perioof time.
Example:

I’m just going to bed for two hours or so.

Until/Till

We usuntil/till to say how long situation continues.
Example:

We wait till/until half past six for you.

Since

We ussincpoint of time/a specific time.
Example:

Forty years have passed away since they met.

From…to

We use from…to + beginning and end of a period.
Example:

Her visit will extend from Monday to Thursday.

Ago

We use ago to talk about past times in reference to the current moment.
Example:

He left the house over an hour ago.

Before

We use before to talk about past times in reference to another moment in the past.

Example:

She’s always up before dawn.

By

We use by when we want to say “not later than” or any time until this point (a deadline).

Example:

He had promised to be back by five o’clock.

After

We use after when we want to say “later in time than

Example:

I felt fairly easy after taking the medicine.

To

We use to when saying the time, to mean before the stated hour.

Example:

It’s a quarter to two.

We use to when marking end of a period of time.

Example:

It’s only two weeks to Christmas.

Past

We use past when telling the time.

Example:

It’s five past ten.

Between…and

We use between … and to talk about time that separates two points.

Example:

They lived in New York between 1998 and 2004.

Within

We use within to talk about during a period of time.

Example:

You should receive a reply within seven days.

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