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    Cool Going to an end

    Can we say in English "It's a pity all this is going to an end"?
    "Going to an end" meaning "to end."

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    Re: Going to an end

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    Can we say in English "It's a pity all this is going to an end"?
    "Going to an end" meaning "to end."

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    Nearly - but exactly wrong - the phrasal verb you want is 'coming to an end'; you could of course use a 'going to' future - "It's a pity all this is going to an end"?

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    Re: Going to an end

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Can we say in English "It's a pity all this is going to an end"?
    "Going to an end" meaning "to end."

    Thanks
    Not the customary way to express the thought, in other words, no.

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    Re: Going to an end

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Nearly - but exactly wrong - the phrasal verb you want is 'coming to an end'; you could of course use a 'going to' future - "It's a pity all this is going to an end"?

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    PS If you want to emphasize the idea of inevitable progress, you could also use other words - e.g. "It's a pity all this is moving inexorably towards its end/....getting[/growing] closer and closer to its end."

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