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    Question 'end' vs 'end up'

    Dear teachers

    Is it possible to use the phrasal verb 'end up' in formal documents?

    For example:

    These books are difficult to read/understand and end up not being sold.

    I wonder if 'end' alone would work too.

    Many thanks.

    Offroad

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    Re: 'end' vs 'end up'

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers

    Is it possible to use the phrasal verb 'end up' in formal documents?

    For example:

    These books are difficult to read/understand and end up not being sold.

    I wonder if 'end' alone would work too.

    Many thanks.

    Offroad
    That sounds OK. You could say "remain unsold". You can't just say "end".

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