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“at the time” and “at that time” usage and differences

Are the expressions "at the time" and "at that time" interchangeable? What are the differences between the two? How do use them?
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I think/know vs. I think/know that [duplicate]

I wonder when verbs like think or know are followed by that; I encountered both forms, is there a difference? For example, I know that he did it. // I know he did it. Are the two sentences both ...
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Use of the phrase “it seems” vs. “it seems that” [duplicate]

On another stackexchange site, I used the following phrasing: I want to do X. It seems I can only do so when Y. Someone edited the second sentence: It seems that I can only do so when Y. This ...
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“At the time” versus “at that time”

If I want to say that during the accident there were no passengers, how do I phrase it? There were no passengers at the time. There were no passengers at that time.
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Difference between “the” and “that”

I wonder what the difference between the and that in this context is: A: Hey, I've heard we have a new printer. B: Really? Let's print the documents on the/that new printer then.
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Are there rules about using “that” to join two clauses?

He will understand that I was not joking. He will understand I was not joking. Which of the sentences is correct? Are there any specific rules about the use of "that" in the sentences I reported ...