Adjectives & Prepositions

 

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i can't find difference between( at for in on...). is there any rules for that or just follow the ears.

Hello abouchadi,

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Kirk
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Hi. Teachers
I want to know the difference between these to prepositions in the following examples:
e.g At 7 pm, John left home.
e.g By 7:30 Tom was getting hungry.
so when do we need to use ( At), and when to use (By)????

Hi Karzan_Camus,

'At' tells us that the action happened at the exact time.

'By' tells us that the action happened at some point before that time.

For example, 'at 7.00' means not before and not after; 'by 7.00' means some time before 7.00, but we do not know exactly when.

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Peter

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Hi Karzan_Camus,

'At' tells us that the action happened at the exact time.

'By' tells us that the action happened at some point before that time.

For example, 'at 7.00' means not before and not after; 'by 7.00' means some time before 7.00, but we do not know exactly when.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I love it , even I've got 40 :) .. but I will improve myself with this exercise .. thanks

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