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    Default fetch up in AmE

    "She traveled throughout Europe and eventually fetched up in Italy."

    Do you ever use "fetch up" for "end up" in AmE?

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    Default Re: fetch up in AmE

    Never.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: fetch up in AmE

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Never.
    Would a John Doe ever say things like "Fetch me a beer" or "I'm not going to be fatching amd carrying for you all day long"?
    Last edited by ostap77; 17-Oct-2011 at 10:16.

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    Default Re: fetch up in AmE

    Fetch meaning to "go and get something" sure. Not to mean "end up."

    I need to fetch Mary at the airport. Could you fetch me a beer, please?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: fetch up in AmE

    "Fetch up" to mean "end up" or "arrive at" is or was used in BrE. I have never used it myself, but I have heard it.

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    Default Re: fetch up in AmE

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would a Don Joe ever say things like "Fetch me a beer" or "I'm not going to be fatching amd carrying for you all day long"?
    Did you mean "John Doe" instead of "Don Joe"?

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