209 – On Time vs. In Time vs. Just In Time – English Grammar Lesson

109 - On Time vs. In Time vs. Just In Time - English Grammar Lesson

I’ve hear that these trains are always on time

The phrases On time, in time, & just in time are all use to talk about time. For today’s English lesson let’s check out how these phrases can be used in everyday English Conversation.

Here are the example sentences:
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On time:

  • I am usually on time for work. I am usually not late for work.
  • I hope the meeting starts on time.
  • Do you think the train will come on time today?

Late:

  • Jack was late for work. Jack was not on time for work.
  • Dale said the meeting started late this morning.
  • Do you think the train will come late today?

In time:

  • I arrived at the office in time for the meeting. I arrived before the meeting started.
  • I hope we can get to the station in time for the express train.
  • Even though there was traffic, I was in time for the movie.

Just in time:

  • I arrived at the office just in time for the meeting. I was almost late.
  • We got to the station just in time for the express train.
  • Because there was a lot of traffic, I was just in time for the movie.

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208 – 2 Ways To Use IN for TIME – English Grammar Lesson

208 - 2 Ways To Use IN for TIME - English Grammar Lesson

She can cook a meal in 20 minutes.

We use in plus time period two different ways and with two different meanings. For today’s English lesson let’s have a look at how this grammar works.

Here are the example sentences:
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Talking about a future point in time:

  • I can cook dinner in twenty minutes.
  • I am going on vacation in one month.
  • Jack said he will be here in an hour.

Talking about the amount of time that is required:

  • I can cook dinner in twenty minutes.
  • I usually reach my office in 45 minutes.
  • I can finish the report in about two hours.

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194 – Using OF – English Preposition Lesson

194 - Using OF - English Preposition Lesson

It’s made of wood

What does a preposition do? How to prepositions work? Many people ask about these funny little words in English Grammar. Let’s have a look at one today. OF is a preposition with a number of different use in English. For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you these differences and also how you can use of when you speak and write English.

Here are the example sentences:

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Of to show relationships between verbs that shows a mental state and their objects:

  • I think of you every day.
  • We know of many good restaurants in NYC.

Of to show relationships between verbs of change and their objects:

  • Nothing became of the meeting we had about marketing.
  • That medicine cured Rob of his cold. That medicine changed Rob’s medical condition.

Of to show belonging or the origin:

  • The symphonies of Beethoven are quite dramatic.
  • The president of the country is a powerful person in that country.

Of to show relationships between one part of a whole thing:

  • The staff of IBM receive intensive training before starting work.
  • The people of New York City are often willing to help others who are in need.

Of to show human relationships:

  • A friend of mine is getting married next week.
  • A neighbor of mine has a big dog.

Of to show material or contents:

  • This website consists of many different types of English lessons.
  • This pasta is made of the finest ingredients.

Of to show quantity:

  • I brought a bottle of wine to the party.
  • I have a special pair of shoes for golf.

Of to show physical location:

  • Jack was sitting in front of us at the theater.
  • Put that table on the right side of the sofa.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Jack invited Jenny to a new jazz club.

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