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    Default Moment / Moments

    What do these mean?

    1. Engine wear occurs most swiftly not during high-speed driving but in the first moments after a car has been started, when the cylinders are starved for oil. (This is the one I saw online but I don't get it. How could there be 'moments' after a car has been started?)
    2. Engine wear occurs most swiftly not during high-speed driving but in the first moment after a car has been started, when the cylinders are starved for oil.

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    Default Re: Moment / Moments

    In the singular, it would a very short timespan, a second or so. In the plural, it would be a bit longer, a few seconds, maybe half a minute.

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