in time vs on time in the beginning vs at the beginning in the end vs at the end in the way vs on the way
in time vs on time
- early enough; not late
- with enough time to be able to do something
- PM comes to the office in time.
- The ambulance should come in time to save life.
- punctually; at the correct moment
- You should try to be there on time.
- They have to pay all the dues on time.
in the beginning vs at the beginning
in the beginningMeaning:
- at first and suggests a contrast with a later situation means at first, then and then next...
- In the beginning, our firm was very small and then start to rise.
- In the beginning you just write and then start editing it.
at the beginningMeaning:
- time and place when something begins
- We are going to Japan at the beginning of July.
- A poem was recited at the beginning of the wedding ceremony.
in the end vs at the end
in the endMeaning:
- finally; after a long period of time or series of events
- Dhoni tried various jobs and in the end became a cricketer.
- I tried many times but succeeded in the end.
at the endMeaning:
- tell about the position of something or somebody
- similar to "in the end" meaning everything is considered
- There must be a ladies only compartment at the end of the train. (tell about the position, i.e, end)
- At the end, the moral of story is Slow and Steady wins the race. (everything is considered)
in the way vs on the way
in the wayMeaning:
- blocking the way
- You are coming in my way. (you are blocking me)
- His head was in the way of my view.
in a way means manner (Not "the")
on the wayMeaning:
- on a journey
- the route, direction or path to somewhere
- Cinema hall is on the way home. (on my home route)
- My friends and I are on the way.
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