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    Live 'in' or 'at' a time

    Which one of the two words would be the right one to use in this sentence? 'We live (in or at) a time when shopping has become a pass-time job' I used 'in' and my teacher corrected it to 'at'. It just sounds wrong to me. I didn't get the chance to ask him why. Could anyone please explain why using 'in' could be wrong?


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    Re: Live 'in' or 'at' a time

    We live (in or at) a time when shopping has become a pass-time job'

    Odd sentence. We live in a time when shopping has become a part-time job would make more sense. My feeling is that "in a time" is better.

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