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Session 19

In today's One-minute English Phil will explain how to use the preposition 'in' with time expressions.
आजच्या One-minute Englishमध्ये  फिल आपल्याला 'in' चा वापर कसा होतो ते सांगणार आहे.

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5 ways to use 'in' with time expressions

In today's One-minute English Phil will explain how to use the preposition 'in' with time expressions

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Hi, I’m Phil from BBC Learning English, and today I’m going to tell you 5 ways to use in, with time expressions
Number 1. Months – I can say: I'm going on holiday in May.
Number 2. Seasons – so we can say: in winter it's cold.
Number 3. Years – so I can say I finished school in 2000.
Number 4. Most times of day. I leave home in the morning .I get home in the evening.
But…. I go to sleep at night - it’s an exception.
Number 5. We use it with in the past, in the present and in the future.
In the future you will learn everything from videos.
Tell us something about time, and use 'in' in your answer.

Function/ वापर 


'In' हे शब्दयोगी अव्यय दिवस, महिने, ऋतू, वर्षं अशा विविध काळांचा उल्लेख करताना वापरतात. 

Months/ महिने 

  • My birthday is in December.
  • I like to go to the beach in August.

Seasons/ ऋतू 

  • I go on holiday in the summer.
  • I love the weather in spring.


  • I was born in 1988
  • I started this job in 2017

Most times of day/दिवसाचे भाग 

  • I have breakfast in the morning.
  • I finish work in the evening.
  • Note that 'night' is an exception.
  • I go to sleep at night.
  • I don't like travelling at night.

With 'the past', 'the present' and 'the future'/ भूतकाळ, वर्तमानकाळ आणि भविष्यकाळ 

  • In the past, people did not have access to so much technology.
  • It's hard to find people without a phone in the present.
  • In the future, I'll get a better job.


5 ways to use 'in' with time expressions

4 Questions

Put the words in the correct order.

शब्दांचा योग्य क्रम लावा.

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In can also be used to talk about when something will happen in the future.

• I'm going on holiday in two weeks.
• Give me a call in half an hour.

We can use in to talk about the length of time that something takes to do.

• I can write 1000 words in an hour.
• I can make dinner in 15 minutes.


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