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what is the difference between finish up and end up?
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End up is the end result of an action:

Beacause he didn't study, he ended up failing

Finish up is placing the finishing touches on something:

Please, finish up your homework before going to play.
XessEnd up is the end result of an action:

Beacause he didn't study, he ended up failing

Finish up is placing the finishing touches on something:

Please, finish up your homework before going to play.
sorry, I don't get the difference...
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XessEnd up is the end result of an action:

Beacause he didn't study, he ended up failing

Finish up is placing the finishing touches on something:

Please, finish up your homework before going to play.
sorry, I don't get the difference...
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XessEnd up is the end result of an action:

Beacause he didn't study, he ended up failing

Finish up is placing the finishing touches on something:

Please, finish up your homework before going to play.
sorry, I don't get the difference...
me too....
Maybe "end up" is as an action whereas "finish up" is something like a request.

"Because he didn't study, he ended up failing" >> Why did he end up failing?
"Please, finish up your homework before going to play" >> Someone is requesting to finish up the homework...

I got it so. I don't know if it is really so.
finish up means to bring to a conclusion, complete some action.

You finish up something. But if the something is understood, you can say just finish up.

A person finishes up a task, for example.
I finished up my homework.
She still has to finish up washing the dishes.
It's time for dinner and I notice you're still working on your car. Can you please finish up so we can eat?

The up is optional.

I finished my homework.
She still has to finish washing the dishes.

It's time for dinner and I notice you're still working on your car. Can you please finish so we can eat?

end up means finally come to be, have a (certain) result.

You don't end up something.
ending up
not an action performed upon a thing.
An -ing form is very common after end up.

The up is not optional before an -ing form.

If you don't behave, you're going to end up in prison.
(If you don't behave, you will be in prison as a result of it.)
He never studied, so he ended up failing.
(He never studied, so the result was that he failed.)
She couldn't afford the more expensive ring, so she ended up buying the cheaper one.
(She couldn't afford the more expensive ring, so as a result she bought the cheaper one.
She couldn't afford the more expensive ring, so the result of this was that she bought the cheaper one.)

(Not he ended failing or she ended buying the cheaper one.)

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Hello,
Perhaps I can elaborate a little on CalifJim's outstanding response.
Take a look at this simple conversation:

A: You were supposed to play golf yesterday and it poured all day long. What did you end up doing?
B: I went home and finished up some small projects around the house that I have been putting off.

In this simple example, the first person is asking how the second person occupied his/her time yesterday as a result of the golf game getting rained out.
The second person responded that he/she completed some small projects around the house.

As a side note, the first person in the conversation could have substituted the words "end up" with "wind up." What did you wind up doing?

Hope this helps.
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