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What an English!!  Do you think that 'at the moment' means the same as 'at this moment', but 'at the very moment' does not mean the same as 'at this very moment'?


I think that it is also one of the differences between American and British English. What do you experts here think?


I think once I have solved this problem, I am not going to bother any great people here and there for a while because this is the strangest and hardest ever and I am so shocked that I need some rests. I need your advice again. Please, would you answer my question?

edited Apr 04 '13 at 13:32 Hans Contributor

I don't find your questions to be a bother at all. You always ask politely and write actual questions. The posts that annoy me are those with no actual question, as if we can read minds, or with lazy text-speech writing.

Patty TApr 04 '13 at 16:41

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Hi again, this is a great question. At the moment means now, in the short-term, temporary sense of the word; at this moment means right now; at the very moment means at that exact time so it is only used in the past;  at this very moment means precisely right now. In other words, this moment is more precise than the moment, and this/that very moment is even more precise. 

link comment answered Apr 04 '13 at 13:42 Shawn Mooney Expert

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