The example: There were no cars on(during) Tutankhamon's time.

Is the word "on" used correctly in the example above? If not, why?

  • is "during" supposed to replace "on" or do you think both should be used together? what do you think is correct?
    – Mixolydian
    Commented Mar 3, 2019 at 18:47
  • I used "during" as an alternative to "on".
    – Rare
    Commented Mar 3, 2019 at 19:26

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No. We generally only use on for time to refer to days.

I'm going to the mall on Friday.
You don't make a fuss of me like that on my birthday.

To refer to smaller units of time, we might use at for a specific point in time:

I'll get home at three o'clock.

Or during for periods of time:

I'll be working during the afternoon.

And for longer periods of time, it would be in:

There were no cars in Tutankhamun's time.
In 2100, will we still travel for work?

Though you can still use during for longer periods of time as well.

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