Is it OK to use finally at the end of the sentence like this?

I am a teacher finally.

Or are the below ones only possible?

I finally am a teacher.

I am finally a teacher.

Most people told me that only the adverb eventually could be placed at the end of a sentence, but I am just curious if I can place finally at the end.

  • 2
    It depends on what you're asking about. Is this something said aloud, or written? I would avoid it written, but spoken, that would sound fine. Aug 24, 2015 at 23:09
  • In that context it has a slightly different meaning. Rather than "eventually" it means "at the root" or some such.
    – Hot Licks
    Oct 24, 2015 at 9:43
  • ell.stackexchange.com/questions/8870/…
    – Færd
    Oct 24, 2015 at 10:24
  • It's perfectly fine. Apr 22, 2016 at 22:18

1 Answer 1


Words like finally are adverbs ending in "ly" and like adjectives, it's better form to avoid using them at the end of a sentence. Using them at the beginning is acceptable. For example: Finally, I am a teacher after years of training.

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    I think you may have answered too quickly.
    – J.R.
    Aug 24, 2015 at 23:14
  • Why do you feel I answered too quickly?
    – MDMcDMD
    Aug 26, 2015 at 4:12
  • 4
    You should read my sentence more carefully. :^)
    – J.R.
    Aug 26, 2015 at 7:59
  • 'Using them at the beginning is acceptable.' uses an adjective at the end of a sentence. Jun 21, 2016 at 22:10
  • I think you mean to say that using adverbs at the end of a sentence is usually bad form. Jun 21, 2016 at 22:14

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