which one is correct ?

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I would use at for the exact moment in which something begins and in for the first period of time of a largest one

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You would say "at the beginning" of a process or a period of time. You would say "in the beginning" of a situation, a relationship, or of course the Bible. For instance: "At the beginning of term, all the new students were nervous." "At the start of the meeting the chairman welcomed everyone." "In the beginning Sarah and Geoff didn't like each other much".

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Both of them are correct.

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ahenus 11280

AT the beginning OF something (month, day, etc.) in the beginning = first, for example to begin a story

same goes for in the end (=finally) and at the end (of SG). thus in use they are not similar.

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sina 100

I think at the begining

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I think they are the same and depend on the use of the word

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saga 140

at the beging

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It is not answer but i need more explanation for this :

" AT the beginning OF something (month, day, etc.) in the beginning = first, for example to begin a story

same goes for in the end (=finally) and at the end (of SG). thus in use they are not similar. "

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I think "at the beginning" is like exactly at the start ......... but "in the beginning" is like while in the beginning, within the period of the beginning.

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bluebird 1670

Hi,

Much depends on the context, and sometimes you can use either. However, here are a couple of comments.

"IN the beginning" Treats the beginning as a period of time, or something having length. 'In' means at some point(s) during that.

"AT the beginning" 'At' refers to the first point of beginning.

Consider this.

The Bible says In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The idea is that it took him a little time to do that. On the other hand, at the beginning there was nothing.

In The Sound Of Music, Julie Andrews sang Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start. When you read you begin with ABC, When you sing you begin with do-re-mi.

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