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    "I wonder how she ended up marry a old man who look old enough to be her dad."


    "I wonder how she ended up marry a old man who look old enough to be her dad."

    With two amendments to the above statement, does it sound correct, please?


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    Re: "I wonder how she ended up marry a old man who look old enough to be her dad."

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post

    "I wonder how she ended up marry a old man who look old enough to be her dad."

    With two amendments to the above statement, does it sound correct, please?


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    "I wonder how she ended up marry an old man who looks old enough to be her dad.
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    1) I wonder how she ended up marrying an old man who looks old enough to be her dad.
    2) I wonder how she ended up married to an old man who looks old enough to be her dad.
    Father is a better choice than dad.
    Gil

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    Re: "I wonder how she ended up marry a old man who look old enough to be her dad."

    Thank you, Gil. The rule as it says in the quotation is that any verb comes immediately after end up, it should end in gerund, shouldn't it, please?

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    Re: "I wonder how she ended up marry a old man who look old enough to be her dad."

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Thank you, Gil. The rule as it says in the quotation is that any verb comes immediately after end up, it should end in gerund, shouldn't it, please?
    No. Both Gillnettetter's versions are correct.

    I think 'dad' is fine in most contexts.

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    Re: "I wonder how she ended up marry a old man who look old enough to be her dad."

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Thank you, Gil. The rule as it says in the quotation is that any verb comes immediately after end up, it should end in gerund, shouldn't it, please?
    I think that "married" in Gillnetter's second example is a verbal adjective -- not a verb. That would be the reason why the rule you have in mind does not apply.

    [Not a teacher nor a native speaker.]
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