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I read this in a text book:

My test is on 22th of June.

I saw this in a YouTube tutorial:

My test is at 22th of June.

Which sentence uses the right preposition?

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First one. and I prefer you say on the 22nd of June - notice the the and the nd ending of the 22nd –  mplungjan Mar 30 '13 at 8:51
    
@mplungjan would you write your comment in an answer please, I will accept it –  William Kinaan Mar 30 '13 at 8:53
    
@mplungjan Essentially perfect answer. "At" in this case is about as fundamentally wrong as can be. OP, take note of the correction to "22nd," too, not "22th." –  John M. Landsberg Mar 30 '13 at 8:55
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Usage of at/in/on fits in a metaphoric frame, as described here. –  John Lawler Mar 30 '13 at 15:40
    
Since when does Youtube trump text-books re:English language? - That's the important question here. –  user43251 Aug 29 at 10:01

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A variation of your first sentence:

My test is on the 22nd of June.

Although you may write on June 22, 2013, in a conversation I would say on the 22nd of June - notice the the and the nd ending of the 22nd. Alternatively you can say on June 22nd.

More here In, At, On + Time or Date

  • in + month or year - in March, in 2013
  • on + date (with the year or without it) or day of the week - on April 2, on March 3, 2014, on Saturday
  • at + clock time, midnight, noon - at 3:30 p.m., at 4:01, at noon

Remember also...

  • in + season - in the summer, in the winter
  • in + morning, afternoon, evening - in the morning, in the evening
  • at + night - at night
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...or 22nd June (without the and of). –  DavidR Mar 30 '13 at 10:40
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Then I would say on June 22nd –  mplungjan Mar 30 '13 at 10:47
    
... which differs between AE and BE. –  Mr Lister Mar 30 '13 at 14:44
    
Which do which? Impossible to do a proper nGram on this. Tried with 1st of April, April 1st and 1st April... –  mplungjan Mar 30 '13 at 16:48
    
@mplungjan BrE generally uses day-month-year: 22nd [of] June as in your first example. –  TrevorD Oct 17 '13 at 14:00

A precise date always takes “on”

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