Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Moment= (1) a particular point in time: ‘The moment he arrived the party began.’ (2) an indefinitely short time: ‘Wait just a moment.’

In a moment= very soon: ‘I have to go in a moment.’

At that moment= at that particular time: ‘Just at that moment the telephone rang.’

When you are telling a story or reporting what happened, use at that moment: ‘At that moment the car skidded on the ice and went off the road.’

At the moment= now; at the present time: ‘At the moment I’m working in a restaurant.’ ‘She is studying at the moment.’

The moment= (WITHOUT at) = as soon as: ‘He fell in love with Samantha the moment he set eyes on her.’

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