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    dear teachers,

    I've more questions!!

    1. "at the end" or "in the end" ... what is the difference?

    2. "the building is on your left" or "the building is to your left" - when do we use "on" and when do we use "to" ?


    thanks !!!

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    Default Re: which is correct - part II

    Quote Originally Posted by ExK
    dear teachers,

    I've more questions!!

    1. "at the end" or "in the end" ... what is the difference?

    2. "the building is on your left" or "the building is to your left" - when do we use "on" and when do we use "to" ?


    thanks !!!
    At the end, can be used to refer to the end of anything. It is a literal phrase.

    'In the end" is an idiom. It is used to mean, "after everything happened".

    I would use "on your left" if you were standing next to the building and it was on your left side. "I would use "to your left" if I were giving you directions" as in "take the first road to your left". They are not greatly different, however.

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    thanks mike! this forum rocks! it cleared many doubts that I'd been harboring for years!

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