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    #1

    In or At the end?

    Hello everyone.
    Here is my question:
    Can you use exactly the same "In the end" and "At the end"? I don't know why but some collocations sound odd to me.

    Thanks a lot


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    Re: In or At the end?

    Quote Originally Posted by ana2005 View Post
    Hello everyone.
    Here is my question:
    Can you use exactly the same "In the end" and "At the end"? I don't know why but some collocations sound odd to me.

    Thanks a lot
    in the end = eventually
    at the end = position in a period of time


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    #3

    Re: In or At the end?

    Our house is at the end of the street
    I visited Greenland, and I felt I was at the end of the world.
    Her office is on the left side, at the end of the hall.
    I won't tell you what happens at the end of the book.
    At the end of the day we packed up our gear and went home.

    In the end, she did succeed.
    Persist, review, listen, and in the end you'll speak good English.


    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    in the end = eventually
    at the end = position in a period of time

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    #4

    Re: In or At the end?

    Thanks a lot, both of you. It's crystal clear

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