Time Expression (Exercise: 11)

Time Expression

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The underlined expressions can be replaced by a Time expression based on the word given in CAPITAL LETTERS. Supply the missing prepositions.

Example: We’ll grow all our vegetables in future.  (ON)

Solution: We’ll grow all our vegetables now on

  1.  Most of her clothes are no longer fashionable (DATE)
  2.  You really make me angry sometimes (TIMES)
  3.  I hope to see you all again soon (LONG)
  4.  You’ll have to make your own bed in future. (ON)
  5.  Now and then we like to spend a weekend in the mountains. (TIME)
  6.  Autumn is the time when fruit like apples and pears are available (SEASON)
  7.  The demonstrators occupied the square for several hours until they were eventually driven away by the police. (LENGTH)
  8.  Wendy said that she would like to dance, and immediately there were twenty young men offering to dance with her.  (TIME)
  9.  We’ll be in the UK, but only briefly. (LONG)
  10.  Nobody wanted to buy his car, so finally he had to give it away. (END)
  11.  Our daughter left home three years ago, and we don’t know even now what happened to her. (DAY)
  12.  Please complete the rest of your assignments right away. (DELAY)
  13.  Your aunt Kate is using the spare bedroom now. (MOMENT)
  14.  So, you’ll have to sleep in the garden temporarily. (BEING)
  15.  I hope to see you next month. Until then, best of luck with your driving test. (MEANTIME)
  16.  Please be very quiet. There is an examination going on. (PROGRESS)


01. out of date

02. at times

03. before long

04. from now on

05. from time to time

06. in season

07. at length

08. in no time

09. not for long

10. in the end

11. to this day

12. without delay

13. at the moment

14. for the time being

15. in the meantime

16. in progress