Learn Time Expressions in English. Here is a list of the different expressions of time in English.
Popular Time Expressions
Here are some words and expressions to refer to time.
Time Expressions Used in the Past
- Last week
- Last month
- Last year
- A little while ago
- An hour ago
- This morning
- In the past
- A long times ago
- The day before yesterday
- In 1991
- When I was born
- When I was young
- One week ago
Expressions of Time Used in the Present
- This week
- This month
- This year
- At the moment
- At this time
- These days
- Right now
- As we speak
Expressions of Time Used in the Future
- Next week
- Next month
- Next year
- In an hour
- In the near future
- Later this evening
- In the future
- Way off in the future
- The day after tomorrow
Time Expressions Examples
- The cheque was posted to your home address yesterday.
- A little while ago I had started to go out with another woman.
- We only got back from Scotland the day before yesterday.
- My parents were very strict with me when I was young.
- I can’t afford to spend any more money this week.
- Jenny’s not here at the moment. Can I take a message? (Expressions for Talking on the Phone)
- Nowadays a lot of people work from home.
- I’m sorry, but I’m busy right now.
- I will enter my task tomorrow.
- We’re going on holiday next month.
- We hope to move to the country in the near future.
- The new design will eventually replace all existing models.
Expressions of Time in English | Infographic
Time Expressions in English