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    In the beginning VS AT the beginning

    Dear friends,

    Would you please tell me when should I use "IN the beginning" or "AT the beginning" ?

    Thank you in advance,

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    Re: In the beginning VS AT the beginning

    At the beginning- when something starts
    In the beginning- suggest that the position changed- In the beginning, I found it hard to get on with him (Implies that we get on now). You could use 'at' in this sentence without really losing the meaning, but I wouldn't use 'in the beginning of the film' to describe the first scene.

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