I've come across this news about 'music and love are the only truly international languages', and found this:

"Towards the very end, the video gets a little shaky as even the person filming starts tapping their foot."

Why use the very end? The end of something means there is no more.
Is there a difference in meaning between the end and then very end?


the very end

is grammatically correct

We watched the movie until the very end

that is until there was no more movie left.

Very is used to emphasize the closeness to the end-of-the-end, as opposed to the-beginning-of-the-end.

For example, a rope has an exact end, however it can be referred to as

the end of the rope
the very end of the rope
the bitter end of the rope

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.