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at last finally eventually


at last finally eventually
In a story, finally, eventually and at last suggest an outcome whether positive or negative. I would like to know if it suitable to use these signal words to list details or if there are other linkers that may be more suitable. Thanks beforehand for your help.

18 Oct 2015      


"Finally" can be used to introduce the last item in a list, or the concluding argument in a discursive essay.
"Eventually" and "At last" can be used to introduce the final action in a story. They suggest that a goal or a point was reached after a lot of effort or hardship. ("Finally" can also be used in this scenario.)
Imagine an Oscar-winner īs speech: 
I would like to thank my family and friends, my wonderful children, my drama teacher and, finally, my brilliant husband, Tom. 
I never thought I would make it in this industry. I failed my first thirty-two auditions until eventually I was offered a small part in a production of īMacbeth ī and at last I could do the job I had always dreamed of. 

18 Oct 2015     


thank you for your help

18 Oct 2015