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Can we say alternately 'at the end (of)' and 'in the end (of)'; 'at the beginning (of)' and 'in the beginning (of)', or is there a slight difference of meaning?
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There is indeed a difference between "at the end /beginning of smth" and "in the end/beginning".
We normally use "at the end/beginning of smth", e.g. of a film, of a book, of April etc. meaning at the time when something ends/begins.
As soon as one wants to say "in the end"- it requires a meaning of "at last, in the long run, finally", whereas "in the beginning" means " at first, from the start, from the word go"
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