When do I use the in, on


When do I use the in, on in this sentence?

We believe in 2012, or We believed on 2012

asked Dec 28 '11 at 11:43 gina lorico New member

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In 2012 is used without a specific date.  We intend to buy a house in 2012.

On is used with a specific date.  We will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary on August 31, 2012.

link comment answered Dec 28 '11 at 15:03 Jody M. Expert

( in ) is used for years generally, whereas ( on ) is used for days,months, and seasons

link answered Dec 28 '11 at 18:02 saad ismail New member

I disagree with the months and seasons part of your answer. For example, my birthday is IN the summer not ON the summer. My birthday is IN July, not ON July. Jody M.Dec 28 '11 at 20:02

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