Saturday, 11 August 2018

USAGE OF 'AT THE END'/ 'IN THE END': EXPLAINED


Today, I am going to talk about two expressions, ‘at the end’ and ‘in the end’.
First, let us deal with ‘at the end’. 

‘At the end’ implies ‘at the end of something’ which means ‘when something ends’.
For example,
at the end of the month
at the end of the week
at the end of August
at the end of the match
at the end of the movie
at the end of the semester
at the end of the video
The opposite of ‘at the end’ is ‘at the beginning’.
For example,
  • She always gets her salary at the end of the month.'


Now, let us talk about ‘in the end’. ‘In the end’ means ‘finally’. We use ‘in the end’ to mean what the final result of a situation was.
For example,
  • At first, we did not know what to do with our old car. In the end, we sold it.
  • In the end, he decided to visit her aunt.


In general, the opposite of ‘in the end’ is ‘at first’.

I have an exercise for you. Would you answer it? Just write it in the comment section. I’ll make sure I respond to all the comments.
Fill in the blanks with at or in.

1.
A: I was in a difficult position. I didn’t know what to do.
B: What did you do __ the end?

2. She is going to shift to her new apartment ___ the end of September.

3. ____ the end she got a job in a hotel.

4. He had met his teacher ____ the end of December last year.

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