time = punctual ÏÞíÞ
, not late. if something happens on time, it happens at the time which was planned:
The 11.45 train
left on time. (=it left at 11.45)
you at 7.30.” “Ok, but please be on time.” (=don’t be
late, be there at 7.30)
was very well organized. Everything began and
finished on time.
opposite of on time is late:
Be on time. Don’t be late.
something / to do something) = soon enough
Will you be home
in time for dinner?(=soon enough
I’ve sent Jill
her birthday present. I hope it arrives in time (for
enough for her birthday)
I must hurry. I want to get home
in time to see the football match on
(=soon enough to see the football match)
The opposite of in time is too late:
I got home too
late to see the football match.
You can say just in time (=almost too late):
We got to the station just in
time to catch the train.
A child ran across the road in
front of the car, but I managed to stop
just in time.
the end and in the end
the end (of
something) = at the time when something ends. For
the end of the month at
the end of January
at the end
of the match
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 month.
At the end of concert, there was great applause ÊÕÝíÞ
All the players shook hands
at the end of the match.
cannot say “in the end of something” .So you cannot say
“in the end of January” or
“in the end of the concert”.
opposite of at
at the beginning of January
at the beginning of the concert
use in the end when we say what
the final result of a situation was:
We had a lot of problems with
our car. In the end we sold it and
bought another one. (=finally
we sold it)
He got more and more angry. In the end
he just walked out of the room.
Jim couldn’t decide where to go for his holidays. He didn’t go
anywhere in the end.
opposite of in the end is usually at
At first we didn’t like other very
much, but in the end we became