Finally, At Last, In The End, At The End

Finally

Finally is the same as lastly. It introduces the last element in a series.

  • We must increase productivity. We must reduce unemployment. And finally, we must compete in world markets.

Finally can also suggest that one has been waiting a long time for something.

  • She has finally got a job.

At last

At last suggests the idea of impatience or inconvenience resulting from a long wait or delay.

  • She has passed her exams at last.
  • When at last they found him he was dead.

In the end

In the end suggests that something happens after a lot of changes or uncertainty.

  • We made ten different plans for our holiday, but in the end we went to Goa again.

At the end

At the end refers to position at the end of something.

  • A declarative sentence usually has a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end.
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Manjusha Nambiar

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