A: When will you fix the bathroom sink?
B: I’ll get to it eventually, but I don’t have time right now, use the other sink!
Eventually, means « in the end. » It means that you will get to something at an unspecified, later time.
You can also use it to talk about something that has been done, but which took a long time to get done. For example: they eventually got round to finishing the studio, but it wasn’t until year later.
Be careful with this one if you’re a French speaker! Eventually is a false friend, it does NOT mean éventuellement. The translation does not work. Eventuellement, means « possibly, or potentially. »
Here’s another example:
Our apartment still has a lot of work left. We need to sand the walls, replaster them in some places, renovate the bathroom, lay down more floor boards, paint, and put down the baseboards. We’ll manage eventually, but it’s taking time as our budget is limited and we don’t want to take out a loan.
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