I must hurry to get home ___ to watch the match. The blank should be filled with 'in time' or 'on time'?

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    It's "in time" or "on time", depending on the context. For example, "He was in time for the meeting" could also mean ahead of time, early, not late, etc. Usually "on time" means punctual, exactly, etc. – Sankarane Jun 5 '15 at 19:25

It should be in time. on time is usually used without a qualifier, the reason for the deadline is either stated previously or known a priori. Examples:

He got home in time for dinner.
Dinner was served on time.

This Google Ngram shows that on time to is not used much compared to in time to.

  • He was in time to catch the train. The train was on time. He was in time for the start of the match. The match started on time. – WS2 Jun 5 '15 at 19:45

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