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    at the beginning vs. in the beginning

    Hi!

    I would like to know if there is a difference in use between at the beginning and in the beginning. Is at the beginning more frequent?

    Thank you for your answer,

    Mia

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    Re: at the beginning vs. in the beginning

    .... is it more common to use "in the beginning" in phrases such as: "In the beginning there was nothing"?

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    Re: at the beginning vs. in the beginning

    In the beginning is usually preferred alone and followed by a comma. But at the beginning is used together with a noun such as year, book, century, show ..etc.. ;)

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    Talking Re: at the beginning vs. in the beginning

    at the beginnig means at the start point of every task.a sentence or a phrase always follows this expression.
    At the begining of the next week, i'll visit Mr. Anderson.

    but if you say in the beginning, you can not add a preposition after it. you can say:
    in the begining , Mary went to the cinema.

    Hope that helps

    Matilda

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    Re: at the beginning vs. in the beginning

    Quote Originally Posted by MiaL View Post
    Hi!

    I would like to know if there is a difference in use between at the beginning and in the beginning. Is at the beginning more frequent?

    Thank you for your answer,

    Mia
    Check these links for your "at vs in the beginning" query, the answer is discussed in detail..
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