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“In” 作时间介词时的五个用法



介词 “in” 除了有 “在……里面” 的意思,它还可以作时间介词,表示 “在……期间” 或 “在……(时间)之内”。本集 “一分钟英语” 讲解时间介词 “in” 的五个用法。


Hi, I'm Phil from BBC Learning English. Today, I'm going to tell you five ways to use in with time expressions.

Number one: months. I can say: I'm going on holiday in May.

Number two: seasons. So, we can say: In winter, it's cold.

Number three: years. So, I can say: I finished school in 2000.

Number four: 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 five: We use it with in the past, in the present and in the futureIn the future, you'll learn everything from videos.


In is a preposition of time. It can be used with:
“In” 作时间介词时,可与以下类型的词语搭配使用:

1 in + 月份

I'm going on holiday in May.

I'll next see you at Christmas in December.

I think we arrived some time in June.

2 in + 季节

In winter, it's cold.

I think this year I'll have my holiday in summer.

Mummy, do the leaves fall off the tree in spring or in autumn?

3 in + 年份

I finished school in 2000.

The Titanic sank in 1912.

I grew up in the 1930s.

4 in + 一天的上午、下午和晚上

I leave home in the morning.

I'll see you in the afternoon.

I get home in the evening.

Be careful!
要注意!表示 “在夜里” 时,用介词 “at”。

I can't sleep at night.

5 in + 过去、现在、将来

In the past, people died much younger.

You need to learn to live in the present.

In the future, you'll learn everything from videos.

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