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    in the end

    Hi

    Could you please tell if "in the end" is correct when we want to finish a letter?
    For example: In the end, I'd like to thank you all ...
    Actually I'm looking for the difference between "in the end" and "at the end".
    Thanks.

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    Re: in the end

    No. "In the end" means "eventually". Use "Finally, I'd like to thank you" or perhaps "To end/finish, I'd like to thank you".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: in the end

    So isn't it possible to use neither?

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    Re: in the end

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    So isn't it possible to use either?
    Native speakers would use what ems suggested.

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    Re: in the end

    I wouldn't use either.

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