Урок №65. Grammar Tips for your Business English. Part VIII Schedules and Times
Продолжаем рассматривать особенности грамматики, нужные для business English. В части VIII повторим словосочетания и предлоги, нужные для выражения временных отношений.
1. With clock times, «night» and holidays (at Christmas/Easter), use at:
The conference starts at nine.
Sometimes I have to work at night.
2. With days of the week, dates and parts of a particular day, use on:
We are reopening the shop on 17 February (spoken as «on the seventeenth of February»).
The training session is scheduled on Tuesday.
3. With parts of a day, months and seasons, use in:
Our sales figures are at their highest in autumn, especially in October.
Our classes are available during the day and in the evening.
4. With «weekend», use at in British English and on in US English:
Do you still have to work at/on the weekends?
5. Do not use any preposition with such time expressions as next week, last year, all day, every Monday, this morning.
I will send you the documents next Monday.
Our revenue declined last year by 10 per cent.
6. To say that something continues up to a certain point, use until:
The project could take until next year.
7. Talking about deadlines use by:
I need this work done by the day after tomorrow.
8. To explain how long something lasts or has lasted, use for:
I will be away for a seven days.
9. To say that something started at a particular point in time, use since.
I have been working here since 2010.
10. To refer to a point after which it is too late, use in time (for):
Did you manage to arrive in time for the opening of the event?
11. To say that something happened or happens at the appropriate time, use on time:
The train was on time.
12. To refer to the last part of a time period or an event, use at the end:
We get bonuses usually at the end of the year.
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