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'on about 6.30' vs. 'at about 6.30'



 
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'on about 6.30' vs. 'at about 6.30' #1 (permalink) Mon Apr 24, 2006 15:19 pm   'on about 6.30' vs. 'at about 6.30'
 

English Error, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #11 "At the Finance Company", question 3

I usually get up on about 6.30 and the very first thing I do is switch on the radio.

(a) get
(b) on
(c) switch

English Error, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #11 "At the Finance Company", answer 3

I usually get up at about 6.30 and the very first thing I do is switch on the radio.

Correct entry: at
The error was: (b) on
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Dear Sir

why not "on about 6.30 "

thanks a lot

Stone
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At 6.30 #2 (permalink) Mon Apr 24, 2006 19:40 pm   At 6.30
 

The prepositions of time and date at and on are used as follows:

at a time: at 6.30, at midnight, at dawn

on a day/date: on Tuesday, on April 24th
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