At the end means the time or point that something ends. The grammar is at the end + of + noun:
- At the end of the day, I like to relax while listening to some music.
- At the end of the movie, the hero defeated the bad guys.
- You can find a nice café at the end of this street.
In the end means finally or lastly. The phrase in the end can come at the beginning or the end of a sentence:
- We looked in many stores to find a nice sofa. In the end, we bought one at the furniture shop at the mall.
- I couldn’t decide what to do last weekend and in the end, I just stayed home.
- Jack was considering which apartment to rend. He decided to move to Brooklyn in the end.
The phrases Do me a favour and Can you do me a favuor? are very useful in everydayconversational English. Whenever you need a person’s help, and you want to ask them for help, you can use one of these phrases before you say your request. Saying Do me a favour and Can you do me a favour? makes your request less direct, and is also a signal to let the listener know that you are going to ask them for help. Here are a few examples:
In the office
- Bob: Hey Jack. Can you do me a u?
- Jack: Sure Bob, what’s up?
- Bob: I want to move this table to the back of the room. Can you help me?
- Jack: Sure. Let’s do it!
On the telephone:
- Jen: Hello?
- Dan: Hi Jen. It’s me, Dan.
- Jen: Oh Dan. I’m glad you called. Do me a favour. Tell your sister that I wasn’t able to find the makeup she asked me for. I tried to call her but the line is busy.
- Dan: Ok, I’ll let her know.
At the department store:
- Cashier: Ok, your total is $35.40. Will that be cash or charge.
- Customer: Charge please. And can you do me a favour? It’s a gift, so can you giftwrap it?
- Cashier: Yes, of course.
At the train station
- Chris: I need to by a ticket. Do me a favour. Hold my bag.
- Joe: Ok!