The following exercise relates to Exercise I. “The Importance of the Clinical Interview”.
We use “for” to discuss how long something lasted. Also + present perfect.
We use “in” for morning, afternoon, evening, seasons, months, years and eras, and a length of time in the future (e.g. 1980s, 21st century)
We use “on” for specific days and dates.
We use “at” for time, and for night.
We use “ago” to discuss a time in the past when something started or happened.
We use “during” to discuss a wider time span or event when something happened. Also used for seasons.
We use “since” + present perfect to discuss when something started in the past. And the event or its effect continues still.
We use “over” + present perfect to discuss how long something has been happening – and may or may not continue.
We use “by” and “until” to talk about when things were, will or should be done.
Practice repeating ALOUD each example sentence in the lesson above. Focus on the common collocations, RUNNING THEM TOGETHER until they flow as ONE EXPRESSION. The collocations are underlined.
The following exercise reviews some of the prepositions of time you will meet in the next text “The Importance of the Clinical Interview”.
Instructions: Complete the statements below with the correct preposition of time. A preposition may be used more than once of not at all!