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    Using " at the same time.

    Hi,

    Can we use "at the same time" as a conjunctive adverb expressing time?

    For example: You can take the blue jacket; at the same time, you can take the black one.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Using " at the same time.

    Perhaps you can do that in the appropriate context. However, in the example sentence, "or" makes more sense than "at the same time".


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    Re: Using " at the same time.

    Quote Originally Posted by angel-girl1 View Post
    Hi,

    Can we use "at the same time" as a conjunctive adverb expressing time?

    For example: You can take the blue jacket; at the same time, you can take the black one.

    Thanks.
    If by that you mean that you can take the blue jacket and the black jacket at the same time (concurrently), then yes. However, if you mean that it is just as possible/permissible to take the black jacket as it is to take the blue jacket, but you expect the person to only take one of them, then it doesn't really work.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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