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    end up

    Hi there,
    I don't know how to use 'end up'.

    Could you proofread the following sentence?


    I deliberately dressed up for the Christmas party, but it ends up I was laughed at by my friends because I did not zip up.

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    pete


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    Re: end up

    Not quite.

    I don't want to dress up for the party; I know we will end up drinking beer and watching football on TV, just like any other Saturday night.

    I was glad I dressed up for the party, because I ended up meeting a good-looking guy there. And now we're engaged!

    I hate dressing up for their parties; it always ends up being beer and chips in front of the TV for the men, while the women sit in the kitchen drinking jug wine and complaining. Then I have a headache the next day!

    Or your example: I deliberately dressed up for the Christmas party, but I ended up being laughed at/ in the end I was laughed at...

    or:

    ...it turned out I was laughed at...

    [not a teacher]

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    Re: end up

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi there,
    I don't know how to use 'end up'.

    Could you proofread the following sentence?


    I deliberately dressed up for the Christmas party, but it ends up I was laughed at by my friends because I did not zip up.

    Thanks
    pete
    Hey, Pete!

    Let's address this situation in its proper perspective. Your friends 'ended up' laughing at you because you did not use the proper Zip code!

    Cheers,
    Amigos4

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    Re: end up

    Hi there,
    Thanks a lot. It really helps. But I have one more question.

    In the following example, what does 'it' refer to?

    I hate dressing up for their parties; it always ends up being beer and chips in front of the TV for the men, while the women sit in the kitchen drinking jug wine and complaining. Then I have a headache the next day!


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    It = the situation, in this case the activity at the party.

    "It's not that I don't like you, I just want to date other people."

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    Re: end up

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,
    Thanks a lot. It really helps. But I have one more question.

    In the following example, what does 'it' refer to?

    I hate dressing up for their parties; it always ends up being beer and chips in front of the TV for the men, while the women sit in the kitchen drinking jug wine and complaining. Then I have a headache the next day!


    Thanks

    peter
    Hey, Pete!

    I am assuming that the example you provided is being spoken by a woman! Am I correct? If so, 'it' would probably 'end up' better if the women stayed home the next time there was a party!!! Don't you agree?

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    Re: end up

    Um, Amigos4, you are quoting my example from upthread, which peter123 asked to have elucidated. So yes, it was written by a woman...

    Better watch your step, boy!


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    Re: end up

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi there,
    Could you proofread the following sentence?


    I deliberately dressed up for the Christmas party, but it ends up I was laughed at by my friends because I did not zip up.

    Thanks
    pete
    Nothing wrong with it, Pete. It's correct.

    And as to your forgetting to zip up, that's part of aging. It gets worse. .......... As Leo Rosenberg said: -- “First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down.”

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delmobile View Post
    Um, Amigos4, you are quoting my example from upthread, which peter123 asked to have elucidated. So yes, it was written by a woman...

    Better watch your step, boy!
    Delmobile,

    May I offer you my most sincere apology for not thoroughly perusing the upthread before I responded to Peter123's posting? (While you were elucidating I must have been hallucinating!)

    Had I known that you were the authoress of the sample sentences, I would have wordsmithed my retort so as to appear to be distinctly more southern-gentleman-ish!

    Of course, at all future parties, the classic Delmobile is invited to park in the living room alongside the beer-drinking, chip-munching, and TV-watching guys! (Do women really still drink 'jug wine'???)

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