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mimi2

Senior Member
vietnam vietnamese
Hi,
"They ended up in detention every day for two months."
I am wondering about using "ended up in detention".
Is it correct?
Thanks.
 
  • Metztli

    Senior Member
    Mexico Spanish / English
    Hi mimi!

    It sounds right to me.

    Another way would be: They ended up having detention.

    Let's see what the others have to say. :)
     

    mimi2

    Senior Member
    vietnam vietnamese
    Thank you, Joelline and Metztli.
    Is "detention" an adjective in this case?
    "I was afraid of being sent to the detention room."
     

    Dimcl

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    I'm sorry Dimcl, but I respectfully disagree :)

    In my opinion, "detention room" is a compound noun.
    Well, I'm glad it was respectfully, Metztli!:D Actually, I'm sorry, Mimi... I should absolutely stop trying to use grammatical terms. My pledge from now on - grammatical terms shall never come out of my fingertips again!:eek:
     

    Metztli

    Senior Member
    Mexico Spanish / English
    Well, I'm glad it was respectfully, Metztli!:D Actually, I'm sorry, Mimi... I should absolutely stop trying to use grammatical terms. My pledge from now on - grammatical terms shall never come out of my fingertips again!:eek:
    Dimcl, hi! well you don't have to take those drastic measures... you make me feel bad ;) you can use grammatical terms and we all will learn something everyday!
     
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