80.- In the end at the end of. B1

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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