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    At the time

    What's the phrase "at the time" expresses?


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    #2

    Re: At the time

    At that moment - "A burglar broke into the house. At the time, the dog was barking"

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    Re: At the time

    Somebody told me that was" continuously"
    Some told me that express "always"


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    Re: At the time

    Sorry - they were wrong.

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    Re: At the time

    As Anglika says, they were wrong - 'at the time' just means 'at the time [I'm speaking about]' or, as she said 'at that time': 'I was very upset when my father did that, but I was only a boy at the time [when he did it].'

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