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    Default From the moment she stepped into the busy road her fate was sealed.

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    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    seal your fate
    If an action, event or situation seals your fate, nothing can stop some unpleasant thing happening to you:
    - From the moment she stepped into the busy road her fate was sealed.

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    Can I change "From the moment" into "The moment when"?

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    Default Re: From the moment she stepped into the busy road her fate was sealed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.

    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    seal your fate
    If an action, event or situation seals your fate, nothing can stop some unpleasant thing happening to you:
    - From the moment she stepped into the busy road her fate was sealed.

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    Can I change "From the moment" into "The moment when"?
    You could but it would be an awkward sentence, better would be 'The moment that she stepped....'

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    Default Re: From the moment she stepped into the busy road her fate was sealed.

    - From the moment she stepped into the busy road her fate was sealed.
    - As soon as she stepped into the busy road her fate was sealed.

    Do these two mean the same thing?

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    Default Re: From the moment she stepped into the busy road her fate was sealed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    - From the moment she stepped into the busy road her fate was sealed.
    - As soon as she stepped into the busy road her fate was sealed.

    Do these two mean the same thing?
    OALD for moment

    the moment (that) ... as soon as ...:
    I want to see him the moment he arrives. The moment she walked through the door I thought she looked different.

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    Default Re: From the moment she stepped into the busy road her fate was sealed.

    Quote Originally Posted by ptetpe View Post
    OALD for moment

    the moment (that) ... as soon as ...:
    I want to see him the moment he arrives. The moment she walked through the door I thought she looked different.
    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    the moment
    : as soon as
    ▪ The moment the cameras are turned off, he is able to relax.
    ▪ Everything stops the moment she walks in the room.

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    - She came on to me from the moment I arrived.

    - From the moment they met, Jim and Jane got on like a house on fire.

    - He thought that he would never be able to forget Sue. However, from the moment he met Sally, Sue went completely out of his mind.

    - Cook, clean, wash, shop--her husband chained her to the oars from the moment they were married.

    - From the moment Andy was introduced to the Boston girl, he was daffy about her.

    What does "from the moment" mean, then?

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    Default Re: From the moment she stepped into the busy road her fate was sealed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    the moment
    : as soon as
    ▪ The moment the cameras are turned off, he is able to relax.
    ▪ Everything stops the moment she walks in the room.

    ------------------------------------

    - She came on to me from the moment I arrived.

    - From the moment they met, Jim and Jane got on like a house on fire.

    - He thought that he would never be able to forget Sue. However, from the moment he met Sally, Sue went completely out of his mind.

    - Cook, clean, wash, shop--her husband chained her to the oars from the moment they were married.

    - From the moment Andy was introduced to the Boston girl, he was daffy about her.

    What does "from the moment" mean, then?
    From the point in time that an action occurred : they met; he met Sally; they were married; introduction to the Boston girl.

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