(At) the minute/time (that) Nick felt a pain

loviii

Senior Member
Russian
Good day!

My own example:
The minute (that) Nick felt a pain he was playing football.

1) It means: when Nick was playing football he suddenly felt a pain. Am I right?
2) Can we replace "the minute" with "the time" here?
If the answer is 'yes', then will it mean the same?
3) Can we replace "the minute" with "at the minute"?

Thanks!
 
  • loviii

    Senior Member
    Russian
    The minute (that) Nick felt a pain he was playing football. :cross: Not idiomatic.
    ...
    The word you are looking for is "when". When Nick felt a pain
    The minute [that] something happened = As soon as it happened
    These are incorrect:
    The minute (that) Nick felt a pain he was playing football.
    Nick felt a pain the minute (that) he was playing football.

    These are correct:
    When Nick felt a pain he was playing football.
    Nick felt a pain when he was playing football.

    Could you tell me please whether the next ones are correct:
    At the minute (that) Nick felt a pain he was playing football.
    Nick felt a pain at the minute (that) he was playing football.

    Thanks!
     
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