I don't understand when I should use "end" preceded by either in or at and "arrive" followed by either to or at.
I thought that "arrive to" was always to a place like "I arrived to Barcelona" but it isn't always the case such as in "I arrived at a concert".
Is there any rule or explanation that I could take into consideration when using the prepositions mentioned after "arrive" and "end"?
You arrive "at" [a town].
I arrived at Barcelona.
You can arrive "in [literally "inside the borders of" a town].
I arrived in Barcelona.
Something can arrive "by" [mail/the post].
Something can arrive "on" [time].
Someone can arrive "with" [friends]
Something can arrive "from" [somewhere else/another town.]
Someone can arrive "for" [dinner.]
Someone can not arrive "until" [he completes whatever he is doing first].
Someone can arrive "within" [time for dinner].
Someone can arrive "before" [something occurs].
Someone can arrive "after" [something occurs].
Someone can arrive "as" [something is occuring].
Someone can arrive "during" [dinner].
Someone/Something can arrive "without" [warning]
Someone can arrive "between" [9AM and 5PM].
Someone can arrive "to" [do something].
Someone can wait to arrive "till/until" [5 O'clock].
Someone can arrive "in search of " [something]. (This is a prepositional phrase, not a true preposition, but I used it since it was in the list.)
Someone can arrive "outside" of [your home (some place)].
Something can arrive "out of the blue" (unexpected]
source:Preposition: ... arrive <at, to, ?> - WordReference Forums
in the end = finally
In the end, I understood what he meant.
at the end [ of the book/street/year/month, etc.]
Last edited by Teia; 03-Nov-2007 at 21:53.