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    "At the beginning (of)" or "In the beginning (of)"

    Here are some expressions involving "at the beginning" and "in the beginning".
    1. He began to study Psychology at the beginning of last year.
    2. He began to study Psychology in the beginning of last year.
    3. At the beginning, all of us didn't believed what he had told us.
    4. In the beginning, all of us didn't believed what he had told us.
    Which expression(s) is/are correct? Is there any difference between "at the beginning (of)" and "in the beginning (of)"?
    Thank you for your help.
    Last edited by xxwzs; 08-Feb-2015 at 05:55. Reason: Spelling mistake

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    Re: "At the beginning (of)" or "In the beginning (of)"

    1. He began to study Psychology at the beginning of last year. Perfect.
    2. He began to study Psychology in the beginning of last year. Unnatural. "In the beginning" does not take "of". Here is a correct example: In the beginning he was studying psychology, but later he switched to sociology.
    3. At the beginning, all of us didn't believed what he had told us. Incorrect. "none of us believed what".
    4. In the beginning, all of us didn't believed what he had told us. Incorrect. "none of us believed what".
    Last edited by probus; 08-Feb-2015 at 04:52.

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