At the end 和 in the end 意思一樣嗎?

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內容簡介

搭配 「at the end」 和 「in the end」 之間只有一個介係詞的差別,但它們的含義和用法卻不同。在這兩個搭配當中,一個用來表示一段時間的末尾,另一個則強調 「最終、最後」 的決定或結果。看視頻,通過聽例句學習 「at the end」 和 「in the end」 各自的用法。

文字稿

Welcome back to English In A Minute from BBC learning English. I’m James, and today we’re going to talk about the difference between in the end and at the end.

「We’re going to go to the beach at the end of the month.」

In this example, we’re talking about a specific moment in time – the final moment of the month.

In the end, we decided not to go to the beach.」

Whereas at the end is about the final moments, in the end is about the time leading up to the final moments.

Let me explain the example in more detail.

James: Hey there, shall we go to the beach?
Sam: I’m not sure – I might be busy.
Dan: Did you two go to the beach?
James: No, in the end we couldn’t go.

Sam and I considered going to the beach. But eventually, we decided not to go.

If at the end of the video you don’t quite understand, watch it again. In the end, you might just find it useful.

Bye, everyone!

用法總結

1. 「At the end」 指 「一段時間的末尾」。

  • We’re going to go to the beach at the end of the month.
  • If at the end of the video you don’t quite understand, watch it again.

2. 「In the end」 指 「最後,最終」。

  • In the end, we decided not to go to the beach.
  • In the end, you might just find it useful.