Come to an end vs. come to the end


Could you tell me if there is any difference between ‘come to an end’ and ‘come to the end’ in meaning, usage, etc.? Thank you.


Hi Haihao,

There is a difference: come to and end means fnish or stop as in: The winter has at long last come to an end.

Come to the end suggests that that a supply/resource has dried up and is no longer available as in: The Government subsidy has now come to the end and we have to find our own financial support.