Student or Learner
yesterday I came across a website which provides some on-line exercises. I tried one and when evaluating I realized the computer had corrected at the beginning with in the beginning. Now I wonder: is there any differences between them?
I add another question concerning the same matter. What about in the end vs. at the end?
I think it should be
In the end everythin was ok
At the end of the story, they get married.
but I'd like to have a confirmation about its usage.
Last edited by Englishlanguage; 25-Jun-2007 at 11:55.
In the beginning (+ nothing else) = At first; in the first place
In the end (+ nothing else) = Finally; at last
In the beginning, I didn't like my previous job, but I got to like it in the end.
At the beginning (of something) = At the point that something starts
At the end (of something) = At the point that something finishes
At the beginning (of the film), I was yawning, but at the end (of it) I got really interested, and my jaw dropped open!
Bear in mind I'm not a teacher!