80.- In the end at the end of. B1 (profesor)

In the end = finally, eventually

  • We tried all the shops but in the end we went home.
  • In the end, she decided just to take this job.
  • I thought about it for a long time and in the end I bought a flat.

 

At the end (of) = in the last part of something

  • At the end of the book, the couple get married.
  • At the end of the film, there’s a huge explosion.
  • At the end of the day, we all went to sleep.

 

Let’s practise! Put in ‘at’ or ‘in’.

  1. We walked around a lot but _____ the end, we stopped at a café. 
  2. _____ the end of the film, we don’t know what happened. 
  3. I was so sorry to leave _____the end of our holiday. 
  4. She thought about going to the party but, _____ the end, she went to bed. 
  5. _____ the end of the class, the teacher gave us homework.

 

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Answers

  1. We walked around a lot but in the end, we stopped at a café. 
  2. At the end of the film, we don’t know what happened. 
  3. I was so sorry to leave at the end of our holiday. 
  4. She thought about going to the party but, in the end, she went to bed. 
  5. At the end of the class, the teacher gave us homework.

 

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