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    hello there

    can someone explain to me the differences for Recent,moment, now and present, thank?

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    Re: time

    Quote Originally Posted by kahhong
    hello there
    can someone explain to me the differences for Recent,moment, now and present, thank?
    Recent means sometime in the near past, but this depends on the context - "in recent days/weeks/years" are all correct. For example - "The weather has been good in recent days"; "global warming has become important in recent years".

    Moment can be used in different ways: "at the moment" = now:"in a moment" = in a short time from now (I will do it in a moment); "at that moment" - a specific time in the past.

    Present (apart from its meaning as a "gift") is almost the same as "now" - "at present"/"at the present time".

    Hope this helps

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