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    Question clarify this please

    Hi everyone. I just need someone to explain the following to me:
    What is the difference between
    in the end
    and
    at the end
    and when can we use each?
    ***********************
    Which prep. to use here?
    college for applied training
    or
    college of applied training


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    Re: clarify this please

    Quote Originally Posted by summer rain View Post
    Hi everyone. I just need someone to explain the following to me:
    What is the difference between
    in the end
    and
    at the end
    and when can we use each?
    ***********************
    Which prep. to use here?
    college for applied training
    or
    college of applied training
    (not a teacher)
    be at the end of sth: to have almost nothing left of sth
    Ex:
    I’m at the end of my patience.
    They are at the end of their food supply.
    in the 'end:
    1.after a long period of time or series of events
    Ex:
    He tried various jobs and in the end became an accountant.
    2.after everything has been considered
    Ex: You can try your best to impress the interviewers but in the end it’s often just a question of luck.
    I think that we must use "college of applied training" because I don't see "college for applied training" on the Oxford dictionary

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    Re: clarify this please

    Quote Originally Posted by aya_aya7121 View Post
    (not a teacher)
    be at the end of sth: to have almost nothing left of sth
    Ex:
    Iím at the end of my patience.
    They are at the end of their food supply.
    Thank you aya-aya
    But as for:
    in the end
    and
    at the end

    I mean..can we use them in the same context. To make this clear. Can we say:
    He left at the end of the party
    or
    He left in the end of the party


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    #4

    Re: clarify this please

    Quote Originally Posted by summer rain View Post
    Thank you aya-aya
    But as for:
    in the end
    and
    at the end

    I mean..can we use them in the same context. To make this clear. Can we say:
    He left at the end of the party
    or
    He left in the end of the party
    No:

    In the end, he left at the end of the party.

    "In the end" has the meaning = eventually, finally.


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    #5

    Re: clarify this please

    Quote Originally Posted by summer rain View Post
    Which prep. to use here?
    college for applied training
    or
    college of applied training
    Either can be used. Do you have specific examples?

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