end or end up?

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richardliu

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Hi, my dear friends, One of my students asked me the following question. Should I choose ended or ended up in the following sentence? Every time she tried to quarrel with her husband, she ended(ended up) crying her eyes out.Many thanks in advance!Richard Liu
 
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  • richardliu

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    Chinese
    Thank you so much, Bluegiraffe! But why can't I use "ended" here? Can you tell me some differences between "end" and "end up"?
     

    Nunty

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    Hebrew-US English (bilingual)
    A slightly contrived example: When the voyage ended, we found that we had ended up only a few kilometers from where we started.
     
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