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end up or just end



what is the difference between end up, end in, or just end

11:29 PM Jan 27 2010 |

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Teacher AmySuper Member!

United States

Hi! Great question. "End" means "finish" or "stop." For instance, "What time does the movie end?" "End" can also be used as a noun, as in, "The end of the book was very sad."

"End up" means to finally be or do something. It is usually followed by a gerund, as in, "We ended up having a good time at the party, even though it was dull at first."

We use "end in" when we want to say how something ended, as in, "Their discussion ended in an argument."

Hope that helps! 


09:55 PM Jan 29 2010 |