Exercise 1: use of ‘in time & on time’

(Practise differentiating between ‘in time’ and ‘on time’)

Difference between ‘in/on time’ – drop-down (difficulty: 2 of 5 – rather easy)

Choose the best fitting adverbial for the gaps, either ‘in time’ or ‘on time’.

  • Example: “There was enough food left. We arrived there in time.”

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  1. Could you tell me if the train leaves ?
  2. I almost missed my plane. I got there just .
  3. I sent the package on Thursday so you should receive it .
  4. If we start with the lesson , we will be done by 12 o’clock.
  5. We started and finished . That’s why I’m already here.
  6. You’re just . We’ve almost left without you.
  7. Well, if you get to the job interview , you may be able to talk to the others before.
  8. I’ll see you at eight o’clock. Don’t be late, we have to start .
  9. We don’t need to hurry, we will be there .
  10. Mary and John are so different. She is always late, but he’s always .

Further exercises and explanations related to the use of ‘in/on time’

The following exercises and explanations refer to the use and difference of ‘in time’ and ‘on time’ in English grammar and may also train your skills: