Time Expressions: Using Popular Expressions of Time in English Sentences

There are many words and expressions to refer to time. Here is a list of the different time expressions in English. You can use these to sequence events and make stories, anecdotes more interesting.

Popular Time Expressions

Time Expressions Used in the Past

  • Yesterday
  • 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
  • Recently
  • In 1991
  • When I was born
  • When I was young
  • One week ago

Expressions of Time Used in the Present

  • Today
  • This week
  • This month
  • This year
  • At the moment
  • Now
  • At this time
  • Nowadays
  • These days
  • Right now
  • As we speak

Expressions of Time Used in the Future

  • Tomorrow
  • Next week
  • Next month
  • Next year
  • In an hour
  • Soon
  • In the near future
  • Later this evening
  • In the future
  • Way off in the future
  • The day after tomorrow
  • Eventually

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Time Expressions

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