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In time means...

On time means...

Complete the sentence. He arrived just __________.

You'll never arrive _________.

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212 Comments on “Prepositions in English – on time or in time?”

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Tks teacher Jon. I like too much your lessons. Lily from Brazil

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

    I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    Tuesday, February 7th 2012

      Sorry Jon, but you must use the third conditional in the phrase about the ambulance:
      ‘If they HAD arrived any later, he would have died.’

      Tuesday, February 14th 2012

        I’m sorry I have to write again, and I hope this won’t be considered as spam. I haven’t seen any signs from Jon or the engvid moderator to try to correct this mistake. Failing a third conditional like this one is critical in getting any certification of English knowledge. I’m very disappointed by some of you EngVid people who have nonchalantly let fall this subject into oblivion. I know all of this is for free and I know I’m far away from being an English expert, but I think that this website, with a little help from everyone concerned, could be much better.

        Thursday, March 15th 2012

          in spoken English we sometimes omit the “had” and just say “arrived” had is a “function word” and de-stressed so it is always said quickly and quietly with the stress on arrived, so sometimes it is there, but hard for non-natives to hear and sometimes it really is deleted, but still totally acceptable in educated american english. confusing, huh?

          Monday, October 22nd 2012

          Mauro, you’re a bored guy.

          Friday, February 21st 2014

      hello Jon thanks for imparting your knowledge…I enjoyed and learned, you guys here in EngVid are awesome!

      Thursday, February 16th 2012

      So do I, or Me too?

      Tuesday, February 21st 2012

        od kaj si ma ti ?

        Friday, March 2nd 2012

          Od kaj da sum , od Makedonija.

          Tuesday, March 13th 2012

      everyone likes it. so do i! what a worth lesson! i hope my english will improve. thanks so much!!

      Monday, June 18th 2012


      Tuesday, February 12th 2019


      Tuesday, February 12th 2019

    I always arrive on time
    praise be to Allah

    Tuesday, March 28th 2017

    I Always go 2 my work on time

    Tuesday, March 28th 2017

I’m the first who leaves a comment. hey, jon comb your hair, u r a mess. lol. cya dude.

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

well, the second one.

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

ilike this video

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

amazing exercises, these keys are very important to use prepositions !!!

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

    I’m happy you liked the exercises!

    Tuesday, February 7th 2012

      Mr Jon cant we say * just on time * . Your lesson is very helpful and it helps me to reduce my lack of preposition knowledge .

      Monday, February 24th 2014

Very interesting and useful

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

You did a good job,thanks. And I’m curious where you are from?

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

I am new here. I liked this lesson, thanks for sharing it with us.

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

Complete the sentence. He arrived just __________.
on time
in time
at time

i think we can choose both on/in time. am i right?
for time

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

    Yes, as Jon explained it.

    Tuesday, February 7th 2012

Thank you for your lesson Jon.
It’s very helpful for me to study English.
I have same question like “emanahmed”

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

hello… thanks for the vids :D

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

Short but explained in a nice way, Thanks Jon.

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

i loved your lessons , you are very fun and i get bored to learn english before till i know u , i hope my english teachers would be like u :)

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

hey… that’s great Jon.. I enjoy it. Can you please make some more examples. Just about in time. than explain in a different way. Thanks.
Thomas Maia,
East Timor

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

Hi,Mr Jon..I like your lessons.Thanks,

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

Thank you, Jon! It’s very helpful!

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

great lesson, more examples would be appreciate… :)

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

this lesson is great
thank you very much

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

Sorry Jon, but you must use the third conditional in the phrase about the ambulance:
‘If they HAD arrived any later, he would have died.’

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

    My Gosh !!!
    I think you’re a such bored guy!

    Friday, February 21st 2014

very nice…make it m0re…tnx

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

4/4 thanks for lesson mr john.. its great

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

Good! I like you lesson

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

Thank you Jon for this video, it’s really helpful.

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

nice lesson!
Good presentation!

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

I like all lessons from all teachers,lessons are yousefoul for me,for my learning.Hi!

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

I was almost going to ace it but the last question changed the result.. Keep up Jon your good work.

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

Lesson is great, thank you.

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

Nice lesson and easy to understand. Thx Jon

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

thank your for your lesson!!!!

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

    How about communicate by skype?

    Thursday, February 9th 2012

    sarasantboi I like you comment
    I am also want to improve my english connect with me on pressabdullah1@htmail.com or face book عبد الله باودود

    Sunday, November 11th 2012

Many tx,
But un4tunately I coulden’t catch the 3rd question n the exact meaning of “in time”!!!!
4 the 1st question I just guessed the answer coz “U TUBE” is filterd here.
Would u mind 2 explain more plz??!

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

    in 4th q#
    “u never arrived in/on time”. both r used here because u dont reach some plase befoe or on time due to any reason like taffic problem so there is no metter to use in time or on time

    Sunday, February 12th 2012

Thank you.

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

Hi, Jon!
And so, I don`t understand what is the difference between ON TIME and IN TIME. Can you explain it more exact and clearly?
Thank you in advance, indeed!

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

thank you , i like it (=

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

Hey Jon,
i enjoyed this lesson very much.
“We arrived in time to get a snack before the Snow”. LOLOLOL
i love your lessons very much. thank you

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

thank Jon, it’s very simple to understand

Thursday, February 9th 2012

thank you Jon Ilike your lessons very much.Shaza from Jordan

Thursday, February 9th 2012

It’s really helpful to me..
Thank you jon

Thursday, February 9th 2012

Thanks Jon, good to rememeber that!

Thursday, February 9th 2012

Thanks jon , great job.

Thursday, February 9th 2012

Thanks a lot, I like your video.

Thursday, February 9th 2012

Hi teacher!! My name is Kátia , I am from Brazil. I studies english during 6 years, I think so hard to understand. First time in my life or on my life..hehehe. I understood what you explained. Bye

Thursday, February 9th 2012

Hi, it was great, we learn here effortless. Jon prepositions are kind of hard to understand, so, could you please give more examples, places and so on using at, on, in

Thursday, February 9th 2012

oops. my scored were 3/4. Thanks you for your lesson.

Thursday, February 9th 2012

i need you help, pls ronnie mam help me,
i don,t know how to use ‘be’ in English,
like example is don’t be smart etc pls help me as soon as possible

Friday, February 10th 2012

nice lesson mr Jon.
I hope that was a snowing outside

Friday, February 10th 2012

Thanks Jon and all the teachers for this site, I needed to get my English and I are the lessons very useful and enjoyable.
(sorry for my mistakes, only took two lessons …).

Friday, February 10th 2012

Thank you Jon, your explanation was great!

Friday, February 10th 2012

I like your style i really enjoyed the lesson. Thank you Jon.

Friday, February 10th 2012

thx jon for this lesson..

Saturday, February 11th 2012

Your lecture has solved a long time confusion in my mind about in/on.
Please keep posting

Saturday, February 11th 2012

It’s wonderful:) Sanya from Russia.

Sunday, February 12th 2012

Amazing!Thanks a lot.

Sunday, February 12th 2012

I Like It.these videos are really helpful. Jon God bless you. Hamza From Pakistan.

Sunday, February 12th 2012

I got 2/4 so 50% marks ! ! so i would eiprove next time and be in time to learn more Thanks john !

Sunday, February 12th 2012

I didn’t understand it well? they are seam in or on ?!

Monday, February 13th 2012


Thursday, February 16th 2012

Thank you my teacher ..

it is very clear and nice lesson..

Could you explain to us the English prepositions ?

Thanks again ,,

Thursday, February 16th 2012

cool I got full marks ..

the exercise is amazing ,, thank you teacher

Thursday, February 16th 2012

Lesson is great, thank you

Thursday, February 16th 2012

thnx alot Jon … tnx again about ” the shnow or the snow ” I’m just kidding

Friday, February 17th 2012

hello. I’m mehmet. I’m from turkey. I liked your website but I started to english 5 months ago. you should speak slowly because I little understand you. thanks

Friday, February 17th 2012

Your explanations are really really good. I like them so much!

Saturday, February 18th 2012

It is good lesson Thanks

Tuesday, February 21st 2012

thank you teacher Jon, I got it. :-)

Tuesday, February 21st 2012

dear teachers,
I have studied on this channel every day and I want to say THANK YOU so much.I will go to Toronto this year to study at ILAC.
I would like to know if I can go to ENGVID too. there is any address when can I find the school in toronto ? not e-address:)

Tuesday, February 21st 2012

Dear teacher Jon, I got 3 out of 4, I am a little bit confused with the question number 3, could you please explain to me why the answer is in time? I thought the answer was on time. Many thanks for your lesson…:-)

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012

    because it means that he come just before so we use “in time” in this case .

    Sunday, November 4th 2012


Thursday, February 23rd 2012

thank you i never seen this explication before plz accept me in your classe plz

Thursday, February 23rd 2012

sir i really like ur entrance :) and thank you for showing me this

Friday, February 24th 2012

Gorgeous! I got 4/4

Friday, February 24th 2012

Thank you for your lesson!

Monday, February 27th 2012

wow! you are fantastic and doing great job,i am thankful to you.

Wednesday, February 29th 2012

Thanks for your lesson. I want your lessons to be longer than now. because the lessons are not long. and not all the learners can understand. You should think about it. thank you one more time

Wednesday, March 7th 2012

thanks sir Jon… nice lesson…. can you make another lesson about preposition… because i have difficulty in this area.

Thursday, March 8th 2012

thanx jon…..i like ur lessons.

Friday, March 9th 2012

Thank you Jon . I really liked your lessons

Friday, March 9th 2012

It’s really informative. I love the lesson it really helps me a lot learning the preposition since it is the hardest parts of speech in English. Thanks and more power to your site. I’ll be looking forward to have more examples using different prepositions.

Friday, March 16th 2012

Nice lesson. Thank you Jon.

Sunday, March 18th 2012

thanks really nice

Monday, March 19th 2012

I havent know it! Thnx a lot!

Tuesday, March 20th 2012

I think it’s usefull

Monday, April 2nd 2012

thank you it is a nice lesson

Wednesday, April 4th 2012

What an amazing lesson Mr. Jon. I really like it and keep up the good job. :-)

Wednesday, April 4th 2012

First of all hope you accept my best regard then wish you all the best of luck.Dearst Jon,iam the new person who find your websit after much effort.really all your vidoes are very usefull and very important.i can get very new things i wish i can be contact with you.Let me know how can i acess to online class.your reply my message is highly appreciated.Thanks alot

Monday, April 9th 2012

Iam looking for your reply

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

I learned these prepositions just in time

Sunday, April 15th 2012

Hey, man your lesson are very Good But you need to cut ur hair… lol just kidding brod…

Tuesday, April 17th 2012

Thanks for your clear explanation. However, I was wondering about the conditional example used in one of your examples. I know sometimes you can mix up different tenses in conditional sentenses but could you please explain how and when? Thanks~

Monday, April 23rd 2012

thaks a lot, Jon

Sunday, April 29th 2012

I have a wealth of experience in English learning, but still the lessons are awesome! The manner of teaching that suggests no tention, the teachers that sound soooooooooo encouraging! I’ve enriched my vocabulary a lot which makes me feel really happy as I’m a nerd by nature and value knowledge more than money. Jon, you rock! That’s probably the best part abt language learning – you actually never stop learning! Love you, guys!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 1st 2012

thank you very much teacher for all of your lessons.this is my first comment .i really enjoy engvid and hope it will help me for ever

Tuesday, May 8th 2012

Your lesson and teaching method is very good. Thanks

Wednesday, May 9th 2012

Hi pls say to me what is this correct answer.”Do you mind … the window?” a) to open b)opening c) opened d) to have opened
Pls answer to me thank

Monday, May 14th 2012

    Do you mind to open/opening the window

    **Hi pls tell me…**
    **Please answer me**

    Tuesday, July 30th 2013

I m glad to watch this lesson

Wednesday, May 16th 2012

great lesson very useful

Sunday, May 27th 2012

Hi Jon, you are the best teacher for me . I really love all your lessons and action. See you next

Sunday, May 27th 2012

The engvid.com team worked really hard, the lesson have been delivered really awesome and can be easily understood.Thanks alot. keep going on.My BEST WISHES ARE WITH YOU .FROM PAKISTAN.
best wishes are with you.

Monday, May 28th 2012

Hi this is muin khan

I want to learn fluently

so pl help me

Monday, June 18th 2012

Thank you very much. The engvid teachers are good and the lessons are never tiresome.

Tuesday, June 19th 2012

Great job, jon!!!
You are a very dynamic teacher. I enjoy a lot your classes!!

Tuesday, June 19th 2012

Just Wonderful!

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

it`s simple , thanks T.

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

Very good Jon.
I get a question: what “it’s about time” means?

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

In fact the right question would be: what does “it’s about time” mean, right?

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

Thanks alot

Tuesday, July 31st 2012

hi thanks i use it because it is useful and nice god bless u

Thursday, August 9th 2012

hehhe …got a peerfect answeer

Friday, August 10th 2012

Thanks for your lesson.

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

Thank you Jon, i have just phoned my wife and asked her to be home in time so we can have dinner before we watch a movie. to be honest i am really enjoying the lesson.

Sunday, September 2nd 2012

thanks for you help me!

Saturday, September 8th 2012

I watched almost your videos, it’s amazing, thanks, Linh from Việt Nam.

Monday, September 10th 2012


Monday, September 24th 2012

learning ,learning and learning…. as always.. :)

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

A good lesson.

Monday, October 15th 2012

Hello Jon! This is my first time here in this website. When I first saw a video I liked it. I am an intermediate English and I have some difficulties in hearing. I am sure your lessons will help me. Yours sincerely Cleofas.

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

Thank you very much teacher!

Thursday, October 25th 2012

I lake lesson

Friday, October 26th 2012

Very well explained, thanks a lot.

Saturday, October 27th 2012

this lesson was really nice and i got 4/4.
I watched daily Engvid in the morning on time nd i did never late for class means i had woken on time.

plz check my sentences.

Saturday, October 27th 2012

Good lesson ..’
Thanks “

Tuesday, October 30th 2012

Thank you very much for the lesson. I’ve got an answer for one more of my questions. :)

Saturday, November 10th 2012

Big thanks. Now it’s fixed in my head :)

Friday, November 16th 2012

good lesson´s teacher jon! (Y)

Friday, November 16th 2012

I took up the test first before I watch the video but I got surprised with my score. I thought I will have zero score. hehe. this site is very cool, the teachers too. I’ve learned so much from this site. thank you and God bless!

Saturday, November 17th 2012

Jon, thank you very much! Diana, Ukraine

Friday, November 30th 2012

thank you

Monday, December 3rd 2012

thanks jon for this lesson .it s very useful and important to me ……….i want ask you about quantifies can you explain the defference betweet much.many i have problem with this

Tuesday, December 4th 2012

That’s really a brilliant lesson !

Thank you so much.

Friday, December 7th 2012

thank you so much
I GOT 100

Thursday, December 20th 2012

śnieg :) = snow in Polish

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Thanks a lot

Saturday, January 26th 2013

Thank you Mr.Jon extremely great, excellent lessons.We always watch your lessons at our class and all of us approve it thanks from Azerbaijan

Sunday, January 27th 2013

Hi.İ’m from Azerbaijan.İ want to pass İELTS exam

Friday, February 1st 2013

hi please i don’t hear any thing i think something wrong with this cite plz fix it soon i really enjoy by ur lessons

Tuesday, February 12th 2013

tanx very much…don’t really understand the 3rd q below…
3. Complete the sentence. He arrived just __________.

on time
in time
at time
for time
I chose ‘on time’ but u marked me wrong..

Sunday, February 17th 2013

thank you ^_^

Monday, February 18th 2013


Friday, March 8th 2013

Now I am clear like a crystal with this topi

Tuesday, March 26th 2013

Thanks for the lesson, very interesting…
A greeting from Spain

Friday, May 17th 2013

hey ! I’ve a problem with ( get ) I don’t know when to use it
you said :( I’ll get fired )
can we use : I’l be fired ??
have they the same meaning ?

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013


Wednesday, June 5th 2013

Thank you teacher for your helpful lesson. Like a good student i’ve got 100%, great job.

Wednesday, June 12th 2013

Yeahhhhh I just got 100 % .

Thursday, June 13th 2013

Thank you. :)

Sunday, July 14th 2013

Good lesson! Thanks Jon

Thursday, July 18th 2013

Thanks Jon.

Thursday, July 25th 2013

Thank you Jon!!!

Tuesday, July 30th 2013

thanks you so much

Monday, August 5th 2013

Thank you Jon!

Wednesday, August 21st 2013

Thank you Jon, now it’s much more clear fo me.
In time/on time

Tuesday, December 24th 2013

Thanks Jon

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

Thanks Jon

Tuesday, March 11th 2014

Thanks jon. I understand your lesson easily. I hope i could learn more about english. Bye

Wednesday, May 7th 2014

it was easy,but thanks teacher you are such a good teacher

Thursday, May 29th 2014

Thank you very much!

Monday, July 14th 2014

Hi Jon thinks for your nice lessons but I have a question: Don’t you have to write : If they had arrived any later he would had died.

Friday, August 15th 2014

Thanks teacher…you are so clear!

Saturday, January 3rd 2015

Nice lesson. Thank you very much.

Wednesday, January 28th 2015

Although he made a mistake,he didn’t make any correction or any explanation!
What a teacher!!!

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

Thanx, Jon! Finally I understand when use in time or on time. If quiz have more quations it will be wonderful.

Sunday, March 1st 2015

Thanks Jon! It’s a useful lesson.
Can you explain Question 3 for me, because I think “on time” is more correct than “in time”?

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

I consider, If we use “He arrived just…The best option would be…”On time”,’because, “Just” means: exact.What do you think about?

Saturday, July 11th 2015

thank you very much
but we want more exercises to learn more

Thursday, July 30th 2015

Hi, Jon! I enjoy watching your English class videos. This one is very useful. Júlio César from Brazil. Bye!

Monday, August 3rd 2015

It was well worth watching. Thank you very much sir.

Friday, September 11th 2015

thank you it is very helpfull

Monday, September 14th 2015

thanks you jon!

Tuesday, November 17th 2015

i got 100 marks

Monday, November 30th 2015

Thanks a lot Jon

Tuesday, April 12th 2016

Thanks to you, I got 4 out of 4. Now these two expressions aren’t confusing for me. Thanks a lot. Have a good day. Marie-Claude

Monday, June 13th 2016

👏 👏 👏 Nice Lesson! Thanks Jon! 👍

Monday, June 27th 2016

thank u teacher Jon I`ll take in the Quiz 100

Saturday, September 17th 2016

I got 4 ☺ Nice lesson Jon!

Friday, October 21st 2016

awesome techer

Tuesday, October 25th 2016

good techer

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

I enjoy this lesson, thank you…

Friday, January 27th 2017

Thank you Jon, it’s a great lesson, very simple

Thursday, August 17th 2017

    Which University are you studied?

    Saturday, September 9th 2017

      Hello Hairie,
      i study in University Littoral Côte d’Opale in France.

      Sunday, September 10th 2017

        That awesome.Do your best and make proud.Nice to know you.

        Sunday, September 10th 2017

        Hai Assia, Don’t hesitate to send me an email.Khuzaire_marine@yahoo.com,

        Sunday, September 10th 2017

I got 100 %.Thanks for your good lesson Sir.

Saturday, September 9th 2017

John,thank you! But there is a little request: could you speak a bit slowly?

Friday, November 24th 2017

Thanks a lot

Sunday, December 24th 2017

Thanks a lot best techer

Wednesday, May 9th 2018


Wednesday, June 6th 2018

Wow! My score is 100% 4 out of 4

Sunday, May 19th 2019

i did 50% 2 out of 4, it was excellent lessons and much efforts, so thanks teacher john, and wish you continue to send us your idea for the education, and improve our English speaking,

Tuesday, May 28th 2019

First of all thanks for you clrear explanation. I just want to be sure of sth. Your example. Shouldnt it be “If they had arrived any later” ? I think we are speaking of a past imagination.

Friday, March 20th 2020

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