At the end or in the end, which is correct?

At the end of the day we went home page. In the end, it was a long day.

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At the end of the game, our team won. In the end, our team won.We were happy in the end. We weren’t happy at the end of the movie.The heroes won in the end. The heroes celebrated at the end of their journey.

If the uses of these phrases aren’t clear yet, keep reading – they’ll make perfect sense in the end, as it’s explained at the end of this introduction. You’ll also find some handy tips for mastering the difference between at & in in general.

What’s the difference between ‘at the end’ và ‘in the end’?

Simply put, at the end refers khổng lồ a specific time or location, whilst in the end is an idiomatic phrase that means in i-google-map.comnclusion or in summary. However, the difference between at the over and in the end shows one of the main differences between use of the prepositions at và in.

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i-google-map.comnsider these examples:

We ate at the dinner table. but We ate in the dining room.

At in all these examples refers khổng lồ a specific time or location; in refers khổng lồ being inside a general area. At the end is used to lớn point lớn the over as a specific point in time, whilst in the kết thúc is used, more idiomatically, to lớn talk about a general “end” zone: the summary or i-google-map.comnclusion.

This i-google-map.comuld be demonstrated in a diagram. If we were talking about a film: 


At the over of the day, in the end…

At the over of the dayIn the end, can both be used idiomatically to mean ‘in i-google-map.comnclusion’. But At the kết thúc, and In the over of the day, are both ini-google-map.comrrect – because the rules that make them different (above), also tell you how khổng lồ khung the idioms:

At the end of the day, I was tired.In the over, I was tired.

These sentences i-google-map.comuld be taken literally (meaning exactly what it says) or figuratively (using the general idiomatic meaning). If you are unsure about how to lớn apply the prepositions, even in idioms, thinking about the grammatical use of the words can help you decide. If you have sầu any questions, please ask in the i-google-map.commments, và if you found this useful, please mô tả it!

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