Do you know the difference between “in time” and “on time”?

On_time_vs_in_timeExample sentences from the web:

  • ON TIME
    Today’s flight is on time. Departure is 10:30 am. (=the flight will leave on time, it’s on schedule to leave at 10:30 am)
    – Remember to be on time for work tomorrow or I will fire you! (=do not be late)
    – He starts a new job at the railway station tomorrow and he wants to be on time for work.
    (= he doesn’t want to be late)
  • IN TIME
    Will you be home in time for lunch? (= soon enough for lunch)
    – He was just in time for the last train. (= he was almost too late)
    – The plot to assassinate the president was discovered just in time
    (= they could find the hit man before it was too late, otherwise, the president would have been murdered)

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