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    After many years of research, they found the solution at last/ at the end.

    After many years of research, they found the solution at last/ at the end.


    My grammar book says answer to the above sentence is at last and I know

    both 'at last' and 'at the end' are same in meaning.


    Can you please tell me subtle difference between the two clauses?


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    Re: After many years of research, they found the solution at last/ at the end.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    My grammar book says the answer to the above sentence is 'at last' and I know both 'at last' and 'at the end' are same in meaning.
    They are not. 'At the end' is not appropriate in this sentence.

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    Re: After many years of research, they found the solution at last/ at the end.

    Hi Wotcha,

    Maybe you were thinking of "in the end"?

    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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