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    Ruthrow is offline Newbie
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    Default Which is better?

    Hi
    In the beginning of December.....
    or
    At the beginning of December....

    is one better or are both equally as good?

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    Default Re: Which is better?

    In this case, "At the beginning.." is better.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Default Re: Which is better?

    I cannot think of a context in which 'In the beginning of December' would be natural or correct.

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    Default Re: Which is better?

    Thanks guys, that's what I was thinking but when I searched google,I found over 2 million uses of in the beginning of December... which threw me off a bit.
    Since I am bilingual, and spoke Hebrew and English its sometimes results in what I call Hebrish.... thus the confusion.

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    Default Re: Which is better?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruthrow View Post
    Thanks guys, that's what I was thinking but when I searched google,I found over 2 million uses of in the beginning of December... which threw me off a bit.
    Since I am bilingual, and spoke Hebrew and English its sometimes results in what I call Hebrish.... thus the confusion.
    "In the beginning of December" would not be uncommon in AmE. This is less specific than "At the beginning of December" and might refer to the first week.

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    Default Re: Which is better?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    "In the beginning of December" would not be uncommon in AmE. This is less specific than "At the beginning of December" and might refer to the first week.
    It's completely unnatural in BrE.

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