A lot of people are not sure how to use prepositions with days, months, seasons, times and so on. Yes, they can be a bit tricky.
Practise prepositions of time with the Bayerischer Rundfunk’s little exercises here.
How well did you do?
PS This doesn’t seem to work in Safari. So I used my Chrome browser.
The grammatically correct phrase is “Between you and me” and not “Between you and I“. So you can imagine how surprised I was to read that some very well-known authors (like Mark Twain, William Shakespeare, Henry Fielding, Ben Jonson and Thomas Moore) have used the phrase incorrectly (read the article on merriam-webster.com).
If you want to know why it’s “me” and not “I”, take a look at Grammar Girl’s great explanation here.
By the way, “Between you, me, and the gatepost” means “confidentially”, and is an expression we use to tell someone that what we are about to say should be kept secret.
English learners find the prepositions (those little words like ‘in’, ‘on’ and ‘at’) so tricky to use. Perhaps this little graphic can help!
What is correct? Do we say “good at”, “good in” or “good with”? That’s a bit of a tricky question.
Thankfully, dailywritingtips.com has a good explanation here.
I fully agree with the writer. When it comes to using prepositions in idioms like these, it’s better to memorise them rather than trying to remember a rule!
If you often confuse the two-letter prepositions ‘in’, ‘on’ or ‘at’, read the Voice of America’s article on Everyday Grammar. The idea of moving from the general to the specific might be able to help you remember how to use them correctly in the future.:)