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He ended up telling his wife the truth.

If I added 'with' after the 'ended up' here, as:

He ended up with telling his wife the truth.

would it still sound OK?
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1. He ended up | in jail.

2. He ended up | a pirate.

3. He ended up | googling on "ended up".

4. He ended up with | some slightly unsatisfactory examples.

Presumably we should take the structure in #1 and #2 as "linking verb + subject complement", while "end up with" in #4 is a phrasal verb.

But what about #3? "Linking verb + subject complement participle"? Or is it a gerund? (We can say "he ended up a-googling", which suggests "gerund".)

MrP
MrPedantic3. He ended up | googling on "ended up".
But what about #3? "Linking verb + subject complement participle"? Or is it a gerund? (We can say "he ended up a-googling", which suggests "gerund".)
MrP
Yes, I agree it's hard to differentiate.

But my question is, is 'end up with -ing' acceptable or not?
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Didn't we already cover this? "end up with -ing" can be acceptable grammar but it has a different meaning than simply saying "ended up."

When I couldn't get over the drawbridge, I ended up swimming across the moat. (That's what I did.)

When I hurt my knee, after considering other forms of exercise, I ended up with swimming [gerund - noun] as the best choice for me. (That was the type of activity - a noun - that remained for me.)