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    "at" / "in" any rate

    at any rate
    — used to indicate that something is true or certain regardless of what else has happened or been said
    ▪ This restaurant has the best food—or at any rate, the best pasta dishes—in the city. ▪ At any rate [=in any case], cooking with fresh ingredients makes everything taste better. ▪ It is possible that she was nervous. At any rate, her singing was still good.


    Are "at any rate" and "in any rate" interchangeable only in the second example?

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    Re: "at" / "in" any rate

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    at any rate
    — used to indicate that something is true or certain regardless of what else has happened or been said
    ▪ This restaurant has the best food—or at any rate, the best pasta dishes—in the city. ▪ At any rate [=in any case], cooking with fresh ingredients makes everything taste better. ▪ It is possible that she was nervous. At any rate, her singing was still good.


    Are "at any rate" and "in any rate" interchangeable only in the second example?
    I think either expression is acceptable/understood your three examples.

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    Re: "at" / "in" any rate

    But can you say in any rate? I mean, in any case, in any event, I'm familiar with, but the question specifies in any rate, if I understand correctly. I would have thought this phrase could only be used with at.

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    Re: "at" / "in" any rate

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedwig View Post
    But can you say in any rate? I mean, in any case, in any event, I'm familiar with, but the question specifies in any rate, if I understand correctly. I would have thought this phrase could only be used with at.
    My view, too.

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    Re: "at" / "in" any rate

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedwig View Post
    But can you say in any rate? I mean, in any case, in any event, I'm familiar with, but the question specifies in any rate, if I understand correctly. I would have thought this phrase could only be used with at.
    Sorry, I misread, misunderstood or simply didn't read the complete post. I didn't mean to imply that "in any rate" was a correct phrase, which it is not in AmE.

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