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Doubt about prepositions



natavia
Brazil

Doubt about prepositions
 
Hi, everyone!
 
 
My doubt is: when we teach children to talk about tv schedule, what should we say: "Tom and Jerry is on at 4:00 pm" or "Tom and Jerry  is at 4:00 pm"?
 
Regards,
 
Natavia

21 Dec 2010      



David Lisgo
Japan

"Tom and Jerry starts at 4:00 pm" would be fine as is "Tom and Jerry is on (TV) at 4:00".
 
David

21 Dec 2010     



rakelica
Spain

I ´d go with both options too.

21 Dec 2010     



dennismychina
China

As David said, “starts at” is correct. Is at is also is also fine, just not as complete. More like conversational language. Is on at mmmmm???? It’s really “on at” during the full screening period.

Enjoy.

21 Dec 2010     



libertybelle
United States

Tom and Jerry starts at 4 or
Tom and Jerry is on at 4 are both widely used and correct.
You don ´t even need to say o ´clock or p.m. - only if writing.

many places in Europe and probably many other places too -  write/say
at 16 for p.m. and 4 for morning.
They don ´t do that in the states - therefore the p.m. and a.m

21 Dec 2010     



douglas
United States

Common US usage:  "...is on at..."

21 Dec 2010     



Zora
Canada

Yup, I ´d say "is on at"... (both are correct though).

21 Dec 2010