ENGLISHMiscellaneous English Grammar

END & END UP

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1.  END

END = stop; e.g.

a) My classes usually end at five o’clock.
b) He wanted to end their friendship.
c) When does the film end?
d) Just as the film was ending, the baby woke up.
e) To end the meal I had some sweet.
f) The war ended in 1975.

2 END UP

END UP = A) to be forced to do something after everything else has failed; e.g.

I missed our train, and I ended up staying at a hotel.

B) to find yourself in a particular place or condition; e.g.

If you don’t stop smoking, you’ll end up in hospital.

INCORRECT: Since nobody was ready to give me the money, I ended asking my mother for it.
CORRECT: Since nobody was ready to give me the money, I ended up asking my mother for it.

INCORRECT: She was afraid to close the window and ended with a cold.
CORRECT: She was afraid to close the window and ended up with a cold.

INCORRECT: The talk was followed by a film which ended up at midnight.
CORRECT: The talk was followed by a film which ended at midnight.

INCORRECT: He wanted to end up their friendship.
CORRECT: He wanted to end their friendship.

INCORRECT: Most of the garbage ends in landfill sites.
CORRECT: Most of the garbage ends up in landfill sites.

INCORRECT: The film was ended at eight-thirty.
CORRECT: The film ended at eight-thirty.

2. END WITH

If you end with something, it is the last of a series of things that you say, do, or perform; e.g.

The movie ended with a touching song.

3. END BY

If you end by doing something, it is the last of a series of things that you do; e.g.

I ended by saying that further instructions would be given to him later.

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