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    #1

    At the beginning of the year

    It was 1st January 2010.

    I read the following in a magazine and wonder whether the part in bold is correct.

    At the beginning of 2010, I would like to wish all of you a Happy New Year.

    I think it should be "On the first day of 2010..." I wonder whether there is a better way to phrase it.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: At the beginning of the year

    Hello,

    I'm not a teacher, just a Frenchie man but I prefer the first one.

    See you later.

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    #3

    Re: At the beginning of the year

    "At the beginning of " may refer to first week or first month of the year, or maybe the first two or three weeks or whatever .I mean it is vague and I don't thing that it can be understood as you did unless it is said in "at the very beginning". Even in this as case it's still a bit vague. But when it is said on the first day of a year as in the example you have given, nothing seems to be wrong.

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    #4

    Re: At the beginning of the year

    Thanks, Euncu and The French.

    Could some native speaker/s confirm who is correct as their replies differ?

    Thanks in advance.

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    #5

    Re: At the beginning of the year

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Thanks, Euncu and The French.

    Could some native speaker/s confirm who is correct as their replies differ?

    Thanks in advance.
    It's fine as it is.

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