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If we use 'at the moment' in here, does it mean 'right now'?



 
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If we use 'at the moment' in here, does it mean 'right now'? #1 (permalink) Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:02 am   If we use 'at the moment' in here, does it mean 'right now'?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #55 "Chit Chat: Talking about the Doctor", question 4

Linda: It's awful really. At the ......... it's in my knee.

(a) moment
(b) second
(c) occasion
(d) hour

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #55 "Chit Chat: Talking about the Doctor", answer 4

Linda: It's awful really. At the moment it's in my knee.

Correct answer: (a) moment

Your answer was: incorrect
Linda: It's awful really. At the hour it's in my knee.
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If we use "at the moment" in here, does it mean "right now"?

According to the context, I think Linda wants to say "at the beginning", is it?
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If we use 'at the moment' in here, does it mean 'right now'? #2 (permalink) Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:28 am   If we use 'at the moment' in here, does it mean 'right now'?
 

seanmen wrote:
If we use "at the moment" in here, does it mean "right now"?

Yes, it does.

seanmen wrote:
According to the context, I think Linda wants to say "at the beginning", is it?

Not really. Linda seems to have a whole set of pains, which don't necessarily appear all at once.
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If we use 'at the moment' in here, does it mean 'right now'? #3 (permalink) Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:04 am   If we use 'at the moment' in here, does it mean 'right now'?
 

ok, Linda said "then there is pain in my back..." in question 6.

Why "then"?
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If we use 'at the moment' in here, does it mean 'right now'? #4 (permalink) Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:15 am   If we use 'at the moment' in here, does it mean 'right now'?
 

seanmen wrote:
ok, Linda said "then there is pain in my back..." in question 6.

Why "then"?

'Then' here means 'also'.
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If we use 'at the moment' in here, does it mean 'right now'? #5 (permalink) Mon Jun 04, 2007 14:06 pm   If we use 'at the moment' in here, does it mean 'right now'?
 

oh, I see.

Thanks.
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