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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Lesson 345 . The title of today's lesson

  • is the difference between in a moment and at that moment. Okay.

  • The problem here is sometimes students of ESL, they will be using" in a moment" or

  • sometimes they even say "in the moment" when they really should be using "at that

  • moment.' All right. So, let's let's look at the note here. When we tell someone in a

  • moment, it means very soon. It means something is going to happen very soon

  • in the near future. We say in a moment. Okay. Let's continue. We usually use at

  • that moment, when we are telling someone a short story. We're telling a story and

  • it's used to mean at a particular time. Meaning at that moment, at that

  • particular time. So that's the way we should use at that moment. All right.

  • Again let's look at some examples here. With

  • the X this would be wrong. This is where a student might make a mistake. In that

  • moment, she opened the door and everyone yelled surprise. You know, for the party.

  • So in this case, you're telling a story. So it shouldn't be in that, in that

  • moment it should be at that moment. So again that would be correct here with

  • the check. At that moment, she opened the door and everyone yelled surprise for

  • her party. Okay , good. Let's look at example number two. In the moment I

  • stepped in the street, a car sped by and almost hit me. So again this would be

  • wrong. You should be saying, at that moment I stepped in the street a car

  • sped by and almost hit me. So again you're telling what happened. You're

  • telling part of a story. So you should be saying at that moment. You shouldn't be

  • saying like in a moment or in the moment. Okay, good. What's ...and, and here's just a

  • couple of examples where we do use in a moment to mean very soon. Just wait I'll be

  • with you in a moment. We hear this all the time like if you're out in

  • a store you want a sales clerk to help you maybe they're busy with something at

  • the moment. So they'll say in a moment I'll be with you. In a moment I'll be

  • with you, very soon. Okay, and let's look at the second one here. Don't go anywhere.

  • In a moment they are about to shoot off the fireworks . So very soon they're about

  • to shoot off the ... shoot off the fireworks. So don't go anywhere right now.

  • All right. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your time.

  • Bye-bye.

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English tutor Nick P Lesson (345) The Difference Between in a Moment and at the Moment

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    anitawu12 posted on 2019/06/29
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