AT THE END / IN THE END

What is the difference between "at the end" and "In the end"?

  • At the end / In the end

At the end refers to the point where something finishes. It is used when talking about the last part of a story, book, film, game etc and it is usually followed by the preposition of:

At the end, the hero dies.

At the end of the course, there is a test.

 

  • At the end is used when talking about the last part of a period of time.

Marco Polo travelled through Asia at the end of the 13th century.

 

In the end means ‘after a long period of time’ or ‘eventually’. It is never followed by of.

They fought the case for years, but in the end, they lost.

I am sure I will win in the end.

 

 

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