Well everyone, Friday is here. Time to relax and enjoy the weekend.
Here is the answer to a question that people often ask me… “What’s the difference between in, at, and on?”
Well that’s a pretty big topic but here are the basics when referring to time.
Let’s start with on.
We use on for days and dates. on は曜日と日にちに使います。
- On Monday.
- On Christmas Day.
- On the 21st of June.
Next is at.
We use at to talk about the time/ 2 or 3 day periods/ and night. atは時間、2/3日間の期間,夜に使います。
- I get up at 6:30 every day.
- In the U.K we usually go home at Christmas.
- I often finish work late at night.
Lastly, let’s talk about in.
In is used to talk about longer periods of time like, months, seasons, years, decades and centuries. We also use it to talk about other times of day than night. Inはもっと長い期間に使います。例えば月、季節、年、年代、世代 などに使います。 朝、昼、夕方、にも使います。
- in the morning, the afternoon, the evening
- I like to go to the beach in August/ in the summer.
- I went to Korea in 2016.
- I was born in the 1970s.