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On time и In time. At the end и In the end

On time означает вовремя. Если что-то происходит "on time", это происходит в запланированное время:

  • The 11.45 train left on time.
  • "I'll meet you at 7.30." "OK, but please be on time."
  • The conference was well-organised. Everything began and finished on time.
  • Противоположное значение к on time имеет late:
  • Be on time. Don't be late.

Быть in time к чему-то или сделать что-то in time означает вовремя, не опаздывая:

  • Will you be home in time for dinner?
  • I've sent Emma a birthday present. I hope it arrives in time.
  • I'm in a hurry. I want to be home in time to see the game on television.
  • Антонимом in time является too late:
  • I got home too late to watch the game online.
  • Вы можете сказать just in time что значит как раз вовремя:
  • We got to the station just in time for our train.
  • A child ran into the road in front of the car - I managed to stop just in time.

At the end (of ...) означает в момент окончания чего-либо.

  • at the end of the month     at the end of January          at the end of the game
  • at the end of the film         at the end of the course     at the end of the concert
  • I'm going away at the end of January.
  • At the end of the show, all the artists enter the stage.
  • The players shook hands at the end of the game.
  • Антонимом at the end (of ...) является at the beginning (of ...):
  • I'm going away at the beginning of January.

In the end означает "в результате".

Мы говорим in the end чтобы выразить окончательный результатат или ситуацию. Вот некоторые примеры:
  • We had a lot of problems with our car. We sold it in the end.
  • He got more and more angry. In the end he just walked out of the room.
  • Peter couldn't decide where to go for his holidays. He stayed at home in the end.
  • Противоположностью к in the end является at first:
  • We didn't succeed for the first three months, but in the end we did what we wanted.