Exercise 3: prepositions of time

(Practise using English temporal prepositions)

Prepositions of time in English – cloze test (difficulty: 3 of 5 – medium)

Choose the correct prepositions of time for the sentences. All possible ones are listed above the exercise below. If you still need help with the topic, read the use of English prepositions that express time again.

  • Example: “Pupils should do their homework ______ school.” → “Pupils should do their homework after school.”

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   after      at      between      during      for      from      since      till      to   
  1. They’ve been working on this project January.
  2. Tina loves to watch the stars night.
  3. Two of our colleagues are going to be on a business trip next Monday.
  4. Spanish people usually have dinner 9 and 10 o’clock every day.
  5. We are meeting at the bus stop at quarter three.
  6. We need a new couch. We’ve had this one over 20 years.
  7. Don’t call me again six o’clock in the morning. Last time you woke me up!
  8. Marcus, don’t you want to stay the show has finished? It’s fascinating.
  9. Sometimes it’s difficult to start again the weekend.
  10. Prices are usually much higher school holidays.

Further exercises and explanations related to ‘Temporal prepositions’

The following exercises and explanations refer to the topic ‘Prepositions of time (‘till, after, since,’ etc.) in English grammar’ and also help you learn: