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    at the end" or "in the end"


    ...The monthly profits for the rest of the companies were a three-fold increase over the same period.During the first quarter, BM(Branson Motors)'s monthly profit started from £20,000, reaching £40,000 at the end. And CCM(Curtis Car Mart) monthly profit was £40,000. On the other hand, CCM(Curtis Car Mart)'s monthly profit decreased from £40,000 to £20,000.
    However, ASC(Acme Sports Cars) recorded monthly profits of £70,000 in the beginning and £80,000 at the end, both of which are higher than those of the other companies.

    Do you usually say "at the end" or "in the end" for the last point of a term? It's the last point like March of the first quarter for January to March.


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    Re: at the end" or "in the end"

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    ...The monthly profits for the rest of the companies were a three-fold increase over the same period. [SPACE!] During the first quarter, BM's [SPACE!] (Branson Motors')monthly profit started at £20,000, reaching £40,000 at the end. And CCM's [SPACE!] (Curtis Car Mart's) monthly profit was £40,000. On the other hand, CCM's [SPACE!] [Don't repeat what CMM stand for. You already told us. monthly profit decreased from £40,000 to £20,000. However, during the first quarter, ASC [SPACE!] (Acme Sports Cars) recorded a [delete "higher"] monthly profit [delete "of"] £70,000 higher than other companies'. However, ASC [SPACE!] [Don't repeat what AFC stands for. You already told us.] recorded monthly profits of £70,000 in the beginning and £80,000 at the end, both of which are higher than those of other companies.

    I'm sorry there's no picture for the diagram, but I think you can guess it. [We don't need a diagram.] Do you usually say "at the end" or "in the end" for the last point of a term? It's the last point, like March of the first quarter for January to March. [AT the end.]


    1. A parenthetical expression can't be a possessive. That is, there's no such thing as (Branson)'s. It's meaningless. Write (Branson's).

    2. This is important, Keannu: You're not putting spaces between sentences or before and after parenthetical expressions. That makes the entire article is wrong. In many colleges, regardless of your course of study, you would have automatically gotten an F for the paper.

    Is there something you don't understand about spacing? Do you have a question about spaces? We can explain if you need help.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: at the end" or "in the end"

    Why can't it be "start from "?

    Motors')monthly profit started*at£20,000, reaching £40
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