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    Smile ended up being perfect/ perfect

    1 I feel lucky. My timing ended up being perfect...
    2 I feel lucky. My timing ended up perfect....

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    Sentence 2 sounds correct to me, but sentence 1 is taken from the NYT. Could you explain what difference, if any , is between them? Thanks.

    LQZ

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    Re: ended up being perfect/ perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by LQZ View Post
    1 I feel lucky. My timing ended up being perfect...
    2 I feel lucky. My timing ended up perfect....

    Dear teacher,

    Sentence 2 sounds correct to me, but sentence 1 is taken from the NYT. Could you explain what difference, if any , is between them? Thanks.

    LQZ
    They mean the same thing. 2 would be more colloquial, more common in speech.
    1. sounds more elegant, and I'd use that form in an essay.

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    Re: ended up being perfect/ perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    They mean the same thing. 2 would be more colloquial, more common in speech.
    1. sounds more elegant, and I'd use that form in an essay.
    Thanks a lot. I've got it.

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