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    Cool At or In

    What's the difference between "at the end"& "in the end"?

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    Re: At or In

    It depends on the context.

    Tell us how you want to use them.

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    Re: At or In

    /A learner/

    I wonder is this correct seeing of the matter?

    December is in the end of the year.
    December is at the end of the twelve months of a year.

    I am going to go on my holiday in the end of December.
    When exactly.
    I don't know as yet.

    Please use the full stop at the end of your sentences.

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    Re: At or In

    December is at the end of the year.

    The theatre is at the end of the pier.

    I couldn't decide whether to go to Margate or Marbella. In the end I chose Margate.

    I struggled to save up for my holiday but in the end it was worth it.



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    Re: At or In

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
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    December is the last of the twelve months of a year.

    I am going to go on my holiday at the (beginning)(end) of December.
    I am going on my holiday in the middle of December.
    2006

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    Originally Posted by 2006
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    December is the last of the twelve months of a year.Dear 2006, this sentence has no any connection with "in the end" and "at the end".

    I am going to go on my holiday at the (beginning)(end) of December.
    I am going on my holiday in the middle of December.
    I have no idea what do you want to say with this corrections.



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    Re: At or In

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    Originally Posted by 2006
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    December is the last of the twelve months of a year.Dear 2006, this sentence has no any connection with "in the end" and "at the end".
    It certainly has insofar as this is the correct way of expressing that thought.
    I am going to go on my holiday at the (beginning)(end) of December.
    I am going on my holiday in the middle of December.
    I have no idea what
    do you want to say with this these corrections. . It should be clear to you that 2006 is correcting your incorrect comments.
    You could try to be less resistant to the helpful efforts of others. The "rolling eyes" icon in your post is particularly offensive, especially in view of the fact that the errors were made by you, not by 2006.

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    #8

    Re: At or In

    /A learner/

    I am going on my holiday in the middle of December
    .

    So this sentence is grammatically OK but

    I am going on my holiday in the latter part of December.
    I am going on my holiday in the second part of December.
    I am going on my holiday in the first part of December.
    I am going on my holiday in the end of December.

    are not.

    I don't understand. Please tell me why these four sentences are not correct.

    Thanks



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    Re: At or In

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    /A learner/

    I am going on my holiday in the middle of December
    .

    So this sentence is grammatically OK but

    I am going on my holiday in the latter part of December.
    I am going on my holiday in the second part of December.
    I am going on my holiday in the first part of December.
    I am going on my holiday in the end of December.

    are not.

    I don't understand. Please tell me why these four sentences are not correct.

    Thanks


    The first three sentences are correct. Only the fourth needs to be modified, by changing the preposition in to at. You ask "why?" The answer is quite simply that prepositions in English are confusing and difficult to use correctly. They are frequently illogical and have no fixed rules. We often use different ones to convey the same sense in different situations, for example, in the morning, in the afternoon, at night.

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    #10

    Re: At or In

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    Thanks but

    Let me go on my holiday some day between 29th and 31th of December.

    Is 29th at the end of December?

    No it isn't, in my opinion.

    Is 29th somewhere in the end of the December. Yes it is, in my poor opinion.

    What is the end of December for you?
    Last day, last evening, last hour, last minute, last second or what?

    Thank you

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