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    At/in beginning/end?

    at the beginning
    at the end
    in the beginning
    in the end

    Identify each and please provide examples.


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    Re: At/in beginning/end?

    Usages indicating specific time or place - "at the end/beginning [of the road]", "at the end/beginning [of the film]", though start would be more normal than beginning in these.

    In the end = collocation meaning the final point: In the end, we had to agree.

    In this usage, they are interchangeable:
    At the beginning/In the beginning, God made the earth and all that is in it.
    At the end/In the end, the world fell into darkness.

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