We are going to learn 3 prepositions that are going to let us express with more detail the starting or ending point in time of any activity. It is time to see A -At-, HASTA -Until- and DESDE -since-:
→ Remember the preposition –A– . The preposition AT expresses the occurring point of time of any activity:
¿A QUÉ HORA ES LA CLASE?
AT WHAT TIME IS THE CLASS?
→ LA CLASE ES A LAS NUEVE
THE CLASS IS AT THE NINE
→ Let’s see now –HASTA-. The preposition UNTIL expresses an ending point in time of any activity:
¿HASTA QUÉ HORA ES LA CLASE?
UNTIL WHAT TIME IS THE CLASS?
→ LA CLASE ES HASTA LAS DIEZ
THE CLASS IS UNTIL THE TEN
→ And now –DESDE-. The preposition SINCE expresses the starting point in time of any activity:
¿DESDE QUÉ HORA ES LA CLASE?
SINCE WHAT TIME IS THE CLASS?
→ LA CLASE ES SINCE LAS NUEVE
THE CLASS IS SINCE THE NINE
◊ The meaning of those three prepositions –A, HASTA and DESDE– is as clear as it is in English in this firsts stages; we will see, further on, that there will be another use for them as well, but it is not time yet to see prepositions deep inside.
→ In the next post, we are going to see the difference in between -A- and -DESDE- because an occurring point in time or a starting point in time can be confusing sometimes, so, we are going to try to get rid off these doubts.