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Quiz – Moment ★★

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What’s the difference in meaning of the following?

In a moment.

For a moment.

At the moment.

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  1. In a moment: すぐ
    For a moment: 少しの間
    At the moment: 今

    応用編
    a moment or two later  ちょっとたって
    at (odd) moments  時々, 暇をみて
    find [take] a moment to do  暇を見つけて…する
    to the last moment  最後まで
    from one moment to the next  ひんぱんに
    He has his moments.  今が絶頂だ
    There were moments when she hated her mother.  母親を憎いと思う折もままあった
    When you have a moment, write me a letter.  お暇なときには手紙をください
    I’ll be back in a moment.  すぐ戻ります
    Wait (for) a moment. [=Just a moment. ]  ちょっと待って(▼×three momentsのように数詞とは用いない)
    I met her a moment ago.  少し前に彼女に会った
    I don’t for a [one] moment think you’re wrong.  君が間違っているとは少しも思ってない.

    at this moment[⦅英国用法⦆=at this moment in time]  今, 現在
    just[only] this moment  たった今
    just at that moment  ちょうどその時
    This isn’t the (best) moment to argue.  今は議論している時ではない
    Are you free at the[this] moment?  今, 手があいてますか.

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