Spot the Mistakes (42)

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Which of these sentences are grammatically incorrect? Scroll down for the answers.

1.  I wish I had longer legs!

2.  I ate my lunch as fast as I could.

3.  The most early I can come to the restaurant is nine thirty.

4.  You couldn’t give me a lift to the station, could you?

5.  I’m very annoyed as the parcel should have arrive by now.

6.  He passed even though it was fairly difficult exam.

7.  We would all be very surprising if she got the job.

8. Gabriel tries to speak a bit of English everyday.


















Answers

1.  ✅
2.  ✅
3.  The earliest I can come to the restaurant is nine thirty.
4.  ✅
5.  I’m very annoyed as the parcel should have arrived by now.
6.  He passed even though it was a fairly difficult exam.
7.  We would all be very surprised if she got the job.
8.  Gabriel tries to speak a bit of English every day.

 

 

End the Confusion! (3) At the end vs. In the end

These two little phrases are often confusing for students, the only difference is a tiny wee preposition! They are high frequency so you do need to know them properly. The explanations will show you when you need to use ‘at’ and when to use ‘in’. Do the exercise at the end 😉 to check you’ve got them crystal clear.

AT THE END

Meaning: in the final part of something, when something ends

Juan is going back to Chile at the end of June.

We all got a certificate at the end of the course.

There’s a lovely park at the end of the road.

The play was a great success. At the end (= when it finished) everybody stood up and cheered.

IN THE END

Meaning 1: finally, after a long time; 

We got lost walking around the city but in the end we managed to find our hotel again.

It rained all morning but the sun came out in the end and I was able to take the dog for a walk.

Meaning 2: after considering everything, after all

We didn’t win the tournament but in the end what’s important is that everybody really enjoyed themselves.

“Try not to get so stressed about your interview,” said Harry. “In the end it’s just an interview. If you don’t get the job, there will be others.”

Exercise

Fill the gaps with ‘at’ or ‘in’

1. We’re looking forward to going to Mexico _____ the end of May.

2. The huge shark was coming towards me and I screamed, but it was just a dream _____ the end.

3. The best part of the party was ____ the end when there was an amazing firework display.

4. _____ the end of the interview they offered Keira the job.

5. It wasn’t easy to choose a university but _____ the end Deborah decided on Glasgow.















Answers

  1. at
  2. in
  3. at
  4. at
  5. in