Improve your English! In the end, at the end, e.t.c.

May 14, 2012

Hi guys,

So last time we looked at the phrases in the end, at the end , finally, at last and after all.

Here are some sentences with these English phrases that people often do badly. Can you correct the wrong ones?

Questions:

  1. At last! I thought you’d never turn up.

  2. We waited for 5 hours for the rain to stop. At the end, we decided to go home.

  3. Boil the water, put the teabag in the mug, stir and after all put the milk in.

  4. He’s taken his test 5 times and hasn’t passed yet. I hope he finally manages it this time.

  5. By the way, we’ll discuss it after the questions, in the end of the meeting.

  6. She’s been sailing for a very long time, and she will at last finish this time tomorrow.

  7. I wasn’t sure which course to take but finally I enrolled for the history lessons.

  8. At the end of the holidays, the kids have to buy new uniforms.

  9. You need to take the medicine. At the end, you have a very serious illness.

  10. If you stop being so loud, we’ll give you some sweets in the end of the trip


Answers:

  1. At last! I thought you’d never turn up.Correct.

  2. We waited for 5 hours for the rain to stop. In the end, we decided to go home.

  3. Boil the water, put the teabag in the mug, stir and finally put the milk in.

  4. He’s taken his test 5 times and hasn’t passed yet. I hope he finally manages it this time.Correct.

  5. By the way, we’ll discuss it after the questions, at the end of the meeting.

  6. She’s been sailing for a very long time, and she will finally finish this time tomorrow.

  7. I wasn’t sure which course to take but in the end I enrolled for the history lessons.

  8. At the end of the holidays, the kids have to buy new uniforms.Correct.

  9. You need to take the medicine. After all, you have a very serious illness.

  10. If you stop being so loud, we’ll give you some sweets at the end of the trip.


If you're a bit confused about number 6, at last has a similar meaning to finally, but it's more dramatic, more informal and usually goes at the beginning of the phrase.

That's all for today.

Keep studying and good luck with your English!

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