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    end up / wind up

    Can "end up" / "wind up" be used as linking verbs? Can we put adj right after "end up" / "wind up"?
    For example,
    1. I don't want to wind up broke and depressed.
    2. I don't want to end up broke and depressed.
    Or,
    1. I don't want to wind up being broke and depressed.
    2. I don't want to end up being broke and depressed.

    Which sentences are correct?

    Thank you

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    Re: end up / wind up

    All the sentences are correct. The verbs are not really linking verbs. As you have discovered, the word "being" was implied.

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    Re: end up / wind up

    Quote Originally Posted by joseph0928 View Post
    Can "end up" / "wind up" be used as linking verbs?
    No- they are not linking verbs in your examples.

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