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Yuicho
What's the difference between "finally", "eventually", "in the end", "after all", and "at last"?
Dec 27, 2015 5:18 AM
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They are pretty similar, but they will be used in different situations. "Finally" and "at last" are often used to express something that has happened after a long wait. "I finally graduated from college" "At last, my brother returned from his trip" ("At last" isn't used as much any more) "Eventually" is used more for talking about something in the uncertain future, or talking about something that someone took their time doing or did after an unspecific amount of time. "Eventually I plan to have a dog" "He eventually fixed the leak in the roof" "In the end" is usually used to finish a story where something happened that wasn't sure to happen. "We thought we would run out of food, but in the end everyone had plenty to eat." "after all" can be used similarly to "in the end" to express something that turned out different than expected. "We didn't have much snow this year after all" Hope this helps.
December 27, 2015
They all mean about the same.
December 27, 2015
Yuicho
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese, Korean
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