Days and months in English

In this lesson you will learn the name of days and months in English and some important expressions related to them.

Days of the week

Here are the 7 days of the week starting from Monday.

Order Day Name Day Abbreviation
1 Monday Mon
2 Tuesday Tue
3 Wednesday Wed
4 Thursday Thu
5 Friday Fri
6 Saturday Sat
7 Sunday Sun

Below, we putted every day from the days of the week in a sentence.

1 My class will start next Monday.

2 We will watch a movie on Tuesday.

3 I will be traveling on Wednesday.

4 I go walking every Thursday.

5 I pray in the mosque every Friday.

6 I'm going to the doctor this Saturday.

7 Sunday is the last day of the week.

Expressions related to days

We use the following expressions with the days only.

Expression Meaning
Today The current day.
Tomorrow The next day after today.
Yesterday The last day before today.

Below, we putted every expression related to days in a sentence.

1 Today is Monday.

2 Tomorrow is Tuesday.

3 Yesterday was Sunday.

When we talk about the current day or the day after, we use is. But when we talk about yesterday we use was.

Months of the year

Here are the 12 months of the year.

Order Month Name Month Abbreviation
1 January Jan
2 February Feb
3 March Mar
4 April Apr
5 May May
6 June Jun
7 July Jul
8 August Aug
9 September Sep
10 October Oct
11 November Nov
12 December Dec

Below, we putted every day from the days of the week in a sentence.

1 We are now in January.

2 It is February.

3 Last March we organized a trip.

4 I will be going to Dubai next April.

5 My birthday is in May.

6 Ahmad is coming for a visit in June.

7 He made an official visit to England in July.

8 We’ll take our holiday in August.

9 She made her wedding last September.

10 October is my favourite month.

11 My sister is due to have her first baby in November.

12 December is the last month of the year.

Time and date expressions

Here are the common expressions that we used with days, months and some specific occasions:

  • Before
  • First
  • Last
  • Next
  • Ago
  • Since

Sentences with Before

1 The day before yesterday.

2 Have we met before?

3 April is before May.

4 You should pay the rent before the end of the month.

Sentences with After

1 The day after tomorrow.

2 I have a meeting after 30 minutes.

3 December is after November.

4 Two months after surgery, he can walk again.

Sentences with Next

1 Please be more careful next time.

2 Next week I'm going to Algeria.

3 I have school for the next 9 months.

4 Please keep calm for the next 5 minutes.

Sentences with Last

1 I like what you did last time.

2 Last year I learned how to swim.

3 I'm warning you for the last time.

4 Last but not least, this is my mom.

Sentences with Ago

1 He left the house an hour ago.

2 2 weeks ago I was in Morocco.

3 She visits Lebanon 3 years ago.

4 My grandfather died ten years ago.

Sentences with Since

1 He's been off work since Thursday.

2 I haven't heard from him since last March.

3 Her child has been missing since October 1998.

4 Japan has had a deficit every year since 1966.

General information about days and months

1 There are 24 hours in the day.

2 There are 7 days in the week.

3 There are 12 months in the year.

4 There are 365 days in the year.

5 There are 366 days in the leap year.

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