Suppose, you're watching some movie, and you want to tell someone what goes down during certain times in the movie.

Near the beginning- Five minutes in the movie, this happens. Or Five minutes from the start of the movie, this happens.

Near the end- Five minutes from the end of the movie, this happens.

Would the constructions above be enough to get across what the speaker is trying to get across?

  • In the beginning and at the end seems correct to me.
    – 7_R3X
    May 30, 2016 at 18:28

1 Answer 1


"From the start" and "from the end" are fine. You could also use "beginning" instead of "start". Instead of "five minutes in the movie", you should say "five minutes into the movie".

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