English grammar practice exercise, for pre-intermediate and intermediate level.
In this exercise you will practise the following prepositions of time:
during, over, for, by, until
Choose the correct preposition in the following sentences:
|Prepositions of time (during, for, over, by, until)|
|We use during to talk about something that happens within a particular period of time, to say when something takes place. We use during to talk about something that happens within the same time as another event.||
During my time in London I visited a lot of interesting
He came to work during the morning meeting.
|We use over or in to talk about something that has been happening continuously up until the present, or will happen continuously in the future.||
We've had a lot of problems over / in the last few months.
We expect a rise in sales over / in the next few months.
|We use for to say how long something continues.||
I can only come for a few minutes.
I was waiting for him for two hours.
|We use by to say that something will happen or be achieved before a particular time.||
It has to be finished by two o'clock.
He should return by the end of March.
|We use until to say that something will continue up to a particular time.||
We have to stay here until he comes.
The concert went on until eleven o'clock.
|We use in to express a time (in the future) from now.||
I'm going on holiday in a week. (one week from now)
I'll be back in five minutes. (five minutes from now)