which is correct - part II

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ExK

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dear teachers,

I've more questions!! :oops:

1. "at the end" or "in the end" ... what is the difference?

2. "the building is on your left" or "the building is to your left" - when do we use "on" and when do we use "to" ?


thanks !!!
 

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ExK said:
dear teachers,

I've more questions!! :oops:

1. "at the end" or "in the end" ... what is the difference?

2. "the building is on your left" or "the building is to your left" - when do we use "on" and when do we use "to" ?


thanks !!!

At the end, can be used to refer to the end of anything. It is a literal phrase.

'In the end" is an idiom. It is used to mean, "after everything happened".

I would use "on your left" if you were standing next to the building and it was on your left side. "I would use "to your left" if I were giving you directions" as in "take the first road to your left". They are not greatly different, however.
 
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