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如何区分易混词 at the moment 和 actually?



搭配 “at the moment” 和副词 “actually” 都可以用在句首。“At the moment” 用来描述事情发生的时间是 “此时此刻”;而 “actually” 的意思是 “实际上,事实上”。看视频,听主持人 James 的讲解。


Hi, everybody. I'm James and welcome back to this week's English In A Minute. This week we're going to look at the differences between actually and at the moment. These two phrases are often confused, so let's take a look at an example.

At the moment, I'm making this programme. But actually, I should be in a meeting.

So, this sentence shows both phrases but they're actually quite different. Let's break it down.

At the moment, I'm making this programme. As you can see, I'm making this programme right now, so at the moment means 'now' or 'in the present'.

But actually, I should be in a meeting. Now, in this part of my sentence, actually isn't talking about time at all. Actually means 'in fact' or 'in reality'.

So, if you want to talk about now, say at the moment. But if you want to say 'in reality', say actually.

At themoment, I want to go and make a coffee. But actually, I think I'll go back to my desk. Bye!


1 “At the moment” 的意思是 “此时此刻,目前”。

I'm studying at the moment because I have an exam tomorrow.

I'm sorry. He's not here at the moment. Would you like to leave a message?

At the moment, They're renovating their new home so they don't have any spare time.

2 副词 “actually” 的意思是 “实际上,事实上”。它通常用来提出与人们所相信的事情相反的信息。

I thought I had got the answer correct, but actually it was wrong.

Many people think it always rains in the UK. Actually, it only rains most of the time.

The police are unclear as to what actually happened.

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