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Prepositions of time (preposition IN stead of AT)



 
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Prepositions of time (preposition IN stead of AT) #1 (permalink) Fri May 26, 2006 23:49 pm   Prepositions of time (preposition IN stead of AT)
 

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ESL/EFL Test #203 "Prepositions of Time and Date (1)", question 2

Mandy can't wait for snow because she wants to go skiing ......... the winter.

(a) in
(b) at
(c) (none)

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #203 "Prepositions of Time and Date (1)", answer 2

Mandy can't wait for snow because she wants to go skiing in the winter.

Correct answer: (a) in

Your answer was: incorrect
Mandy can't wait for snow because she wants to go skiing at the winter.
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hi
why the correct preposition in stead of at?

thank you

ralik
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Prepositions of time (preposition IN stead of AT) #2 (permalink) Sat May 27, 2006 10:18 am   Prepositions of time (preposition IN stead of AT)
 

Hi

The basic rule for the prepositions of time at, on, in is:

at + a specific time (at 8:30 a.m.)
on + a specific day/date (on Tuesday / on May 26th)
in + a period of time (in the morning / in the winter / in May / in 2006)

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