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    MASN is offline Newbie
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    Default Which one is better to use?

    Hi teahcers!

    I have already read the forums about the use of "at the time" and "at that time", still Im a little confused. My english teacher asked me to write a question using the past continuous with the next words:

    1.-(he/live in Tokyo at the time?)

    I know she's asking me "at the time" even though Im kind of confused which one would be better to use?

    Was he living at Tokyo at THAT time?
    or
    Was he living at Tokyo at THE time?

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Which one is better to use?

    Quote Originally Posted by MASN View Post
    Hi teahcers!

    I have already read the forums about the use of "at the time" and "at that time", still Im a little confused. My english teacher asked me to write a question using the past continuous with the next words:

    1.-(he/live in Tokyo at the time?)

    I know she's asking me "at the time" even though Im kind of confused which one would be better to use?

    Was he living at Tokyo at THAT time?
    or
    Was he living at Tokyo at THE time?

    Thank you!
    Since you were asked to use "the time", what do you think?

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    Default Re: Which one is better to use?

    Note that we say "... living in Tokyo ...", not "at".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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