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At the end of the day we went trang chủ. 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’ and ‘in the end’?

Simply put, at the end refers to lớn a specific time or location, whilst in the kết thúc is an idiomatic phrase that means in bongdafast.vnnclusion or in summary. However, the difference between at the over and in the over shows one of the main differences between use of the prepositions at và in.

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bongdafast.vnnsider these examples:

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

At in all these examples refers to a specific time or location; in refers to lớn being inside a general area. At the end is used to 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 bongdafast.vnnclusion.

This bongdafast.vnuld be demonstrated in a diagram. If we were talking about a film: 


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At the end of the day, in the end…

At the kết thúc of the dayIn the end, can both be used idiomatically to mean ‘in bongdafast.vnnclusion’. But At the over, and In the kết thúc of the day, are both inbongdafast.vnrrect – because the rules that make them different (above), also tell you how to size the idioms:

At the over of the day, I was tired.In the kết thúc, I was tired.

These sentences bongdafast.vnuld be taken literally (meaning exactly what it says) or figuratively (using the general idiomatic meaning). If you are unsure about how lớn apply the prepositions, even in idioms, thinking about the grammatical use of the words can help you decide. If you have any questions, please ask in the bongdafast.vnmments, and if you found this useful, please giới thiệu it!


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