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  1. matilda
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    Talking 198-in/at?

    Hello all

    Which of these sentences is correct?

    1- at the end
    2- in the end

    Thanks all

    Matilda


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    Re: 198-in/at?

    Hi matilda, Both are right but they have a slightly different meaning.

    At the end of my walk I was very tired. ( means -- at the finish ---- you can`t use in the end here )


    I didn`t like English food to start with but in the end I really loved it.

    ( gives the idea that after time something has changed)

    Also --- We searched for ages and in the end we found a hotel with vacancies.

    ( means --- eventually )

    You cant use " at the end " in the last two sentences

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    Re: 198-in/at?

    I fully agree with Tom and I`d like to add something .

    "At the end" and "in the end" are prepositional phrases.

    In the end = finally, after a long time
    In the end she decided to go to the police station and confess everything she had done.

    At the end = at the point where something stops.
    I found the explanation at the end of the book.


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    Re: 198-in/at?

    Quote Originally Posted by tom slocombe
    We searched for ages and in the end we found a hotel with vacancies.
    ( means --- eventually )
    You cant use " at the end " in the last two sentences

    Unless it were implied that you were searching along a street.


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    Re: 198-in/at?

    Hi passionwaggon, If you were searching along a street you would have to say so. ---- we found one at the end of the street ---- otherwise people would ask at the end of what?

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