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In this video I explain the difference between "on time" and "in time" using several examples. Even advanced English learners still sometimes get confused about this.
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I am a native speaker from Australia. I mainly speak British English.
Hello everyone, welcome back to my channel. Today I'm going to cover a little bit of grammar. Don't worry though, this is rather simple grammar. It is something, however, that lots of people find a little bit confusing. It is the difference between "in time" and "on time". It is amazing how just one little word and, in this case, one single letter, can make a significant difference.
Ok, so let's first look at "on time". Basically "on time" means punctual or punctually. So you can say, "I arrived punctually," or, "I was punctual," but you can also say, "I was on time," or, "I arrived on time." It means the same thing. Basically, "on time" is the opposite of late. The main difference is that "on time" is a little more common - it's used more often because it's more colloquial language. Let's look at some examples.
Now here's just a small additional point on "on time". "On time" doesn't necessarily mean that the event occurred at the exact time planned. If, for example, someone is supposed to arrive at 7pm, and then he or she arrives at 6:55, you can still say that the person was on time. The emphasis is not on the actual time that an event occurs, but rather that something didn't happen late.
"In time" is very similar, but there is a slight difference in meaning. Basically, the emphasis is on there being sufficient time to do something, or on having enough time for something. Let's look at some examples.
The opposite of "in time" is "too late". Often "in time" is preceded by "just", so we get "just in time". This means "almost too late". More examples!
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thanks a lot for your excellent explaining but you said that '' in time ' = too late . is that mean if i need to take a bus at the bus station and i arrived there in time . does that mean i caught the bus or didn't. thanks much
Yes, I think you can say that. However, it's more common to say something like: I can do this job and finish it on time.
You could also say "finish it in time", if you mean you will finish it before the deadline.
british accent is everything. i had the opportunity to handle with british people when i worked in Algarve, Portugal. Despite the fact i am just a student of english, i could understand them and i've noticed how polite those people were to me there.
You very well explained the difference between "on time" and "in time".
As for the movie, there is such a dialogue:
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Hello Max. It is great to study English with you. I wrote two sentences, here they are:
* My girlfriend and I arrived IN TIME to get good seats at the movie theatre last night.
* I have an appointment at 10:30 with the president, I must be there ON TIME.
Please correct, thank you so much and I'll see you next time. Bye!
Your lessons are very methodical and you know very well what you're doing. Your finer details (additional points) add more value to your lesson. I feel Murphy. Love your accent and your touch of humor, too ("My brother slipped in the mud. Luckily, I arrived in time to see it." :)) <BTW, Erick is your brother? > Sure to come back and see you again. :)))
Thank you very much for your kind comment, and I'm glad you enjoy the lessons!
No :), I don't know anyone named Eric. He's just a character in my mind!
Unfortunately I can't make videos full-time at the moment, but I will publish a couple more very soon!
+Mohamed Amin Hi there, Unfortunately I haven't done any videos yet on that, but you might find some useful information on the bbc website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/ask_about_english/preps.shtml
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