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What is different between IN and ON



 
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What is different between IN and ON #1 (permalink) Mon May 15, 2006 13:18 pm   What is different between IN and ON
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #204 "Prepositions of Time and Date (2)", question 3

My birthday is ......... April. Can you come to my birthday party?

(a) on
(b) (none)
(c) in

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #204 "Prepositions of Time and Date (2)", answer 3

My birthday is in April. Can you come to my birthday party?

Correct answer: (c) in

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what is different between in and on?

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In/on #2 (permalink) Mon May 15, 2006 13:26 pm   In/on
 

Hi,

With dates in would be used for periods of time as: in summer/in 2004/in March. On would be used for specific times on Tuesday/on 1st April/

Have a look at a piece I've written on prepositions:

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What is different between IN and ON #3 (permalink) Mon May 15, 2006 13:30 pm   What is different between IN and ON
 

Hi, Lola!

As Mister Micawber once indicated, there is a general rule:

At: a time: at 9:30, at night
On: a day: on Monday, on November 22nd
In: a month, year, etc: in April, in 1983, in the 21st century.

Hope, it's clear.
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What is different between IN and ON #4 (permalink) Mon May 15, 2006 13:34 pm   What is different between IN and ON
 

Sorry, Alan!

While I was writing you've already answered.
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