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    end with euthanasia for disabled, elderly, and depressed people

    I can't understand the structure of "end with euthanasia for...".Is "end" connected to "for"? Oh, I got it. I think it means ...I don't know.

    13)Mercy killing, or euthanasia, is the act of bringing about the painless death of a person...Once allowed, it could lead society down a dangerous "Slippery-slope" and perhaps end with euthanasia for disabled, elderly, and depressed people. Eventually, criminals, the homeless,,,,

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    Re: end with euthanasia for disabled, elderly, and depressed people

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I can't understand the structure of "end with euthanasia for...".Is "end" connected to "for"? Oh, I got it. I think it means ...I don't know.

    13)Mercy killing, or euthanasia, is the act of bringing about the painless death of a person...Once allowed, it could lead society down a dangerous "Slippery-slope" and perhaps end with euthanasia for disabled, elderly, and depressed people. Eventually, criminals, the homeless,,,,
    Hello, keannu.
    Please see this.
    According to the website, "Euthanasia is the termination of a very sick person's life in order to relieve them of their suffering."

    As for your question, in

    "end with euthanasia [for disabled, elderly, and depressed people]"

    the words in the brackets modify the noun 'euthanasia', describing what sort of 'euthanasia' it might be.

    However, I don't think 'end with' really works here, because the passage goes on to say "Eventually, ..."
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 24-Sep-2013 at 12:25.

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    Re: end with euthanasia for disabled, elderly, and depressed people

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I can't understand the structure of "end with euthanasia for...".Is "end" connected to "for"? Oh, I got it. I think it means ...I don't know.

    13)Mercy killing, or euthanasia, is the act of bringing about the painless death of a person...Once allowed, it could lead society down a dangerous "Slippery-slope" and perhaps end with euthanasia for disabled, elderly, and depressed people. Eventually, criminals, the homeless,,,,
    It would be more appropriate to us "lead to" instead of "end with".

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    Re: end with euthanasia for disabled, elderly, and depressed people

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I can't understand the structure of "end with euthanasia for...".Is "end" connected to "for"? Oh, I got it. I think it means ...I don't know.

    13)Mercy killing, or euthanasia, is the act of bringing about the painless death of a person...Once allowed, it could lead society down a dangerous "Slippery-slope" and perhaps end with euthanasia for disabled, elderly, and depressed people. Eventually, criminals, the homeless,,,,
    "This will end in trouble for you!" I'm not sure what you mean by 'end' and 'for' being connected.
    Something ends a certain way for certain people.

    "I hope this manuscript will end in a successful novel for the author."
    "Fire walking can end in burnt feet for those who try it. For those who don't walk on fire, there is less likelihood of ending with burnt feet."

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    Re: end with euthanasia for disabled, elderly, and depressed people

    Here "it" means "euthanasia", so even if "end with" is changed to "lead to", it would mean "euthanasia leads to euthnasia", a weird, self-repeating structure.

    13)Mercy killing, or euthanasia, is the act of bringing about the painless death of a person...Once allowed, it could lead society down a dangerous "Slippery-slope" and perhaps end with euthanasia for disabled, elderly, and depressed people. Eventually, criminals, the homeless,,,,

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    Re: end with euthanasia for disabled, elderly, and depressed people

    Euthanasia of the terminally ill will lead to euthanasia of those who are not terminally ill. Just inconvenient.

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    Re: end with euthanasia for disabled, elderly, and depressed people

    "Smoking marijuana leads to smoking crack cocaine." This does not mean "Smoking leads to smoking."

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