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    Hello,
    I wrote a sentence as "I was embarrassed at the moment while her father kept calling me BIG hair." My English teacher corrected my sentence as "I was embarrassed in the moment while her father kept calling me BIG hair." I tried to compare this one to the other sentence as "My life is just too busy at the moment." I can't tell the exactly difference between the two examples.

    Here is my comprehension:
    "at the moment" refers to a period of time whereas "in the moment" refers to a point in a period of time. Am i correct?

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    I don't like either. I'd would leave the phrase out- it clashes with 'while'.

    At the moment = now
    In a moment = soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Hello,
    I wrote a sentence as "I was embarrassed at the moment while her father kept calling me BIG hair." My English teacher corrected my sentence as "I was embarrassed in the moment while her father kept calling me BIG hair." I tried to compare this one to the other sentence as "My life is just too busy at the moment." I can't tell the exactly difference between the two examples.

    Here is my comprehension:
    "at the moment" refers to a period of time whereas "in the moment" refers to a point in a period of time. Am i correct?
    I have only heard "in the moment" in the context of an actor being focused on his role. I disagree with your teacher there. I also agree with TDOL, that "while" is incorrect there in that combination.

    I was embarrassed when her father called me "Big Hair".

    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I don't like either. I'd would leave the phrase out- it clashes with 'while'.

    At the moment = now
    In a moment = soon
    Thanks a million. Tea-DOL

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    Always can't thank you enough!

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    Send your teacher to this forum.

    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Always can't thank you enough!
    You are very welcome. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Send your teacher to this forum.

    :wink:
    I don't think he has English learning problems.
    But
    He has sleeping problems. Does this forum offer any help?

    LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi

    Thanks a million. Tea-DOL
    Perfect pronunciation there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    I don't think he has English learning problems.
    But
    He has sleeping problems. Does this forum offer any help?

    LOL!
    A gallon of coffee with every thousand posts.

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