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    Hi everyone,

    My question concerns the following sentence.

    In a time when so many spheres of life are being exposed to greater scrutiny, should we expect anything less?
    Can I replace "In a time" with "At a time" ?

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    Yes, we could. I'd say that 'in'refers to a longer period of timeand 'at' to this moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Yes, we could. I'd say that 'in'refers to a longer period of timeand 'at' to this moment.
    Good distinction. :wink:

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