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    At the beginning!

    Is this sentence correct?

    You refused to give him your shirt at the beginning but then you agreed.

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    Re: At the beginning!

    Try in the beginning, which implies that someone changed their behaviour, ideas, etc, after a time.

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    Re: At the beginning!

    We usually use "at the beginning" when we add something after this phrase. For example "At the beginning of the race all sportsmen were inspired to come first" or "At the beginning of autumn we usually collect harvest in our village". "In the beginning" means the same as "at first": "In the begiining they were very reserved, but then became much more sociable".

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    Re: At the beginning!

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    We usually use "at the beginning" when we add something after this phrase. For example "At the beginning of the race all sportsmen were inspired to come first" or "At the beginning of autumn we usually collect harvest in our village". "In the beginning" means the same as "at first": "In the begiining they were very reserved, but then became much more sociable".
    Oh, thanks for that explanation/ I always thought these prepositions have the same meaning in the phrese that in their grammatical meaning
    at - the point in time
    in -within some long period.

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