On time, In time--What's The Difference?

 

On time, In time

The difference in the preposition makes the meaning super different. This should not confuse students of English as a Second Language (ESL).

On time simply means not late.

Examples:

We have an appointment at 12:00. You arrive at 12:00. You are on time. You are not late.

The bus was scheduled to leave at 10:00. It left at 10:15. The bus did not leave on time. It left late.

 In time means soon enough, usually, before something unfavorable happens.

Examples:

While I was driving, a child suddenly ran into the road in front of my car. I managed to stop the car in time. (This means, I stopped the car before the child was hit; my car did not hit the child because I stopped the car just in time.)

There was much traffic, and I thought I would be late for the conference. When I arrived at the office,  the conference was about to start. I arrived there just in time.

 Japanese Translation by Google Translate:

 On time, In time

 前置詞の違いは意味を大きくえます。これは第二言語としての英語(ESL)の生を混させるべきではありません。

 時間通りはれないことを意味します。

 例:

We have an appointment at 12:00. You arrive at 12:00. You are on time. You are not late.

The bus was scheduled to leave at 10:00. It left at 10:15. The bus did not leave on time. It left late.

 In time means soon enough, usually, before something unfavorable happens.

時間とは、通常、不利なことが起こる前に、十分に早く意味します。

 例:

While I was driving, a child suddenly ran into the road in front of my car. I managed to stop the car in time.

つまり、子供がられる前に車を止めました。ちょうど間に合って車を止めたので、私の車は子供にぶつかりませんでした。)

There was much traffic, and I thought I would be late for the conference. When I arrived at the office,  the conference was about to start. I arrived there just in time.

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