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    Question At/During Trial

    Let's say there is a trial in some court:
    1. At trial, witnesses gave conflicting testimony.
    2. During trial, witnesses gave conflicting testimony.

    Is there any differences between "at trial" and "during trial" that would change the meanings of these two sentences?

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    Re: At/During Trial

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    Let's say there is a trial in some court:
    1. At trial, witnesses gave conflicting testimony.
    2. During trial, witnesses gave conflicting testimony.

    Is there any differences between "at trial" and "during trial" that would change the meanings of these two sentences?
    No, but in your second sentence you need the definite article. "At trial" is a recognised standalone phrase so sentence 1 is fine, but 2 needs to read "During the trial".

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    Re: At/During Trial

    Okay. "At trial" is more literary than "during (the) trial"?

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    Re: At/During Trial

    Not particularly. emsr2d2 did not say that.

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