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    #1

    begining/end

    1- at/in the begining

    2- at/in the end
    deos at and in have the same meaning ?




    begining or double n beginning?
    Is this one of the differnces between british and american?


    THANKS IN ADVANCE


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    #2

    Re: begining/end

    Quote Originally Posted by fantastic View Post
    1- at/in the begining

    2- at/in the end
    deos at and in have the same meaning ?




    begining or double n beginning?
    Is this one of the differnces between british and american?


    THANKS IN ADVANCE
    At the end/beginning = the exact or particular time

    I left the theatre at the end of the play
    We were at the cinema at the beginning of the programme.


    In the end/beginning = with reference to the origin or beginning/termination

    In the beginning, I looked at four different cars.
    In the end I could not decide which car to buy.

    Beginning always has two "n"s - no difference in AmE or BrE


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    #3

    Re: begining/end

    aha thanks anglika

    I want to try an example.

    ex=An adverb can be put in the beginning of the sentence. Is it correct?


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    #4

    Re: begining/end

    could someone plz check the sentence i wrote yesterday


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    #5

    Re: begining/end

    Quote Originally Posted by fantastic View Post
    aha thanks anglika

    I want to try an example.

    ex=An adverb can be put at the beginning of the sentence. Is it correct?

    Not in this instance. If you look again at my post, you will see that both these collocations relate to time and not to place.

    If you want to refer to place, the collocation will be at the end and at the beginning.

    The swimming pool is at the end of the street
    You will find the cinema at the beginning of the next street.

    A full stop is put at the end of a sentence.
    A capital letter is used at the start/beginning of a sentence.



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