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Ended up having to run Hello. Can you please clarify this construction? Just noticed that in video The full sentence: So we ended up having to run all the way back home. Why can't we say "We ended up running all the way back home"? Does this phrase mean that we turned out in a situation where we had to run back home? If so can we say, we ended up must run all the way back home? Ended up in need to run back home? Ended up wanting to run back home? Ended up wishing to run back home? Thanks
Aug 29, 2019 9:40 AM
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So we ended up having to run all the way back home. Why can't we say "We ended up running all the way back home"? The two sentences aren't equivalent. Because of the words 'having to', the first sentence says they had no choice but to run. Your sentence doesn't suggest whether they had a choice or not about running. It simply states the fact they ran all the way back home.
August 29, 2019
Leo
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