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    in the meantime

    1. in the meantime
    2. at the meantime
    3. at the moment
    4. now

    A) What are the differences of the above phrases in usage?
    B) Is it correct to call the aboved as phrases?


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    Re: in the meantime

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1. in the meantime
    2. at the meantime
    3. at the moment
    4. now

    A) What are the differences of the above phrases in usage?
    B) Is it correct to call the aboved as phrases?


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    "In the meantime" is used when we're talking about some two moments and an event or an action that takes place between them. "Meantime" is the time between some two moments. Often the first of these moments is simply the present time. Take a look at an example:

    Tom, go to the shop and I'll take a quick shower in the meantime.

    The first moment is now. The second moment is when Tom comes back from the shop. The person speaking will take a shower between these moments---in the meantime.

    "At the meantime" is incorrect.

    "At the moment" and "now" mean the same usually. But you'll see that sometimes they are not interchangable.

    Yes, execpt "at the meantime" they're all phrases.
    Last edited by birdeen's call; 05-Jan-2011 at 12:35.

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    Re: in the meantime

    What about meanwhile?

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    Re: in the meantime

    Quote Originally Posted by bagzi94 View Post
    What about meanwhile?
    Practically the same as 'in the meantime'.

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