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At the end of the road #1 (permalink) Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:01 am   At the end of the road
 

Test No. incompl/elem-5 "Finish/End", question 3

You can't miss it, it's that tall building right at the ......... of the road.

(a) end
(b) ends
(c) finish
(d) finishes

Test No. incompl/elem-5 "Finish/End", answer 3

You can't miss it, it's that tall building right at the end of the road.

Correct answer: (a) end
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Finish/end #2 (permalink) Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:50 am   Finish/end
 

There are many different uses for these two words. Here in this sentence it means the last physical part. Finish has more the idea of completion.
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At the end of the road #3 (permalink) Fri Jan 16, 2009 15:51 pm   At the end of the road
 

in present simple we use 'S' or 'ES' for He-She-it
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At the end of the road #4 (permalink) Fri Oct 15, 2010 21:40 pm   At the end of the road
 

Dear Alan, please, explain the following:
Isn't it possible to say 'tall building'? Don't we use the word 'tall' speaking about people? Isn't it better to say 'a high building' instead?
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At the end of the road #5 (permalink) Fri Oct 15, 2010 21:58 pm   At the end of the road
 

You can use both Belskaya.
Other things can also be tall.

Please fill a tall glass with fruit juice.
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At the end of the road #6 (permalink) Fri Oct 15, 2010 22:02 pm   At the end of the road
 

Beeesneees wrote:
You can use both Belskaya.
Other things can also be tall.

Please fill a tall glass with fruit juice.
Thank you very much. While studying at school and at university i was taught vice versa. Now I will be cleverer.
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At the end of the road #7 (permalink) Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:47 am   At the end of the road
 

When studying English the traditional rules of grammar are often applied and followed very precisely.
It is easier to teach that way and it is easier to learn, because it provides a clear structure for the language.

The living language isn't quite so rigid in its structure, so as you develop competence, you come across things such as high/tall where in normal usage the rules aren't so rigid.

It's just a matter of where you are in the learning process.
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At the end of the road #8 (permalink) Sun Dec 12, 2010 22:48 pm   At the end of the road
 

dear alain
when i put end
when i put finish
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Re: At the end of the road #9 (permalink) Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:29 am   Re: At the end of the road
 

Dear Torsten,
can you tell me the different betwen "end "and "finish"
thank you !!
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At the end of the road #10 (permalink) Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:32 pm   At the end of the road
 

Passo wrote:
dear alain
when i put end
when i put finish

You can only put an end to something, meaning you end it.

You can't say "put finish" to the best of my knowledge.
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At the end of the road #11 (permalink) Thu Mar 10, 2011 13:12 pm   At the end of the road
 

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Hi Passo,

'Put an end to' as indicated by OTS is the expression and is often used when you stop something that has been going on too long as in: They decided to put an end to the discussions which had alrready gone on for six hours. The only use of 'finish' loosely related to this idea is: Put finishing touches to something when you complete something to make sure there are no mistakes as in: The president put the finishing touches to the speech before reading it out to the public.

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At the end of the road #12 (permalink) Thu Mar 17, 2011 23:38 pm   At the end of the road
 

thank's mr alain
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At the end of the road #13 (permalink) Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:40 am   At the end of the road
 

You can't miss it, it's that tall
building right at the ......... of the road.

"... it's very tall..." Here "that" means "very"?
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At the end of the road #14 (permalink) Thu Aug 23, 2012 17:15 pm   At the end of the road
 

No, 'that' means 'that': used to identify a specific object observed by the speaker. In this case, the tall building which is not right next to you.
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At the end of the road #15 (permalink) Thu Aug 23, 2012 18:00 pm   At the end of the road
 

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