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  • Noun




I was not happy when I reached the conclusion or final part of The Hobbit because I didn’t want it to end! Sometimes I’m happy when I reach the conclusion or end of a book because the book wasn’t all that great, but there are just some books that are so good. I’m glad that the movies of The Hobbit came out, but I didn’t like it when I saw the conclusion or last part of those either since they were also so exciting. To make things better, I’ve begun to write a really good book with no conclusion or ending part at all that will take care of this problem once and for all.

Quiz: What is an example of a conclusion?

  • The final minutes of a movie right before it ends.
  • The part of the day right before you eat dinner.
  • The part of a book where you stop reading on any given day.

Memory Hook

Conch Shell Illusion I've reached the conclusion that conch shells are but an illusion, and so soon will all disappear since they never really existed in the first place!


  • But by 9:00 A.M. I had pretty much come to the conclusion that Ob had overslept not because he had made a mistake but because deep down he was finished. —Missing May
  • I wanted a conclusion to the story. —Moon Over Manifest

Word Ingredients

con- thoroughly
clus shut, closed
-ion act, state, or result of doing something

The conclusion of something, such as a play or a book, is that part which has “thoroughly closed,” that is, its “end.”

Word Theater

HowCast: How to Write a Conclusion How to write a good conclusion to a paper.

Word Constellation


Word Variants

conclude v to end or finish; figure out