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Will it be grammatically correct if I use "end" instead of "ending"? If not, please explain why.

β–ͺ The house was too small for everyone to eat together, so they ate dinner in shifts. First the children, followed by the men, and 𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐒𝐧𝐠 with the women.

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@Toaha posted:

Will it be grammatically correct if I use "end" instead of "ending"? If not, please explain why.

β–ͺ The house was too small for everyone to eat together, so they ate dinner in shifts. First the children, followed by the men, and 𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐒𝐧𝐠 with the women.

Hi, Toahaβ€”The second sentence of that example is not a sentence. It could be integrated with the first, but I would revise the wording of the second sentence, doing away with "ending" without using "end" instead:

  • The house was too small for everyone to eat together, so they ate dinner in shiftsβ€”first the children, then the men, and finally the women.
  • The house was too small for everyone to eat together, so they ate dinner in shiftsβ€”the children first, followed by the men and then the women.

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