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    lose at the end or lose at the end of the game

    I have learned that you have to put "something" after the phrase, "at the end". For example, at the end of the match, at the end of the story, at the end of your journey, at the end of your essay, and so on.

    I am going to make up a few sentences without adding anything after the phrase.

    (ex) In last night's hockey game, Team A played very well most of the time, scored many goals, and took the lead. However, their defense broke down shortly after the start of the third period, allowing Team B to come back and win the game. John was very sad to watch his favorite team lose at the end.

    Is it possible to omit "that something" after the phrase if it is clear in the context? In this particular example, can you say, "... lose at the end." instead of "...lose at the end of the game." when the context makes it understandable? Please explain it. Thank you very much.

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    Re: lose at the end or lose at the end of the game

    Quote Originally Posted by brianbrian View Post
    I have learned that you have to put "something" after the phrase, "at the end".
    Who told you that?!
    That's not true at all. Of course you can end a sentence with "at the end."

    Have a look at the search results in the link below.
    http://corpus.byu.edu/coca/x.asp?r1=&w=1024&h=600

    On that website you need to type at the end . [Their software needs a space between "d" and the full stop]

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