in the end v at the end
In the end usually means finally. It is often used after a sequence of events.
- We thought about going to the Seychelles for our honeymoon. I quite liked the idea of going to Cancun but in the end we decided on Paris.
- They tried to make their relationship work but in the end they split up.
- Our teacher wrote the homework on the board at the end of the lesson.
- The museum is at the end of this street.
- At the end of the day it's just a game of football. It isn't worth getting upset about.
- In the beginning everyone was happy with the arrangement but then.......
- I get paid at the beginning of the month.