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In English we tend to have some hang-ups about how to start and end a sentence. These rules were probably developed as suggestions to make your writing a little easier, but when you get stuck on them, they can actually make your writing less clear — or worse, incorrect.


So can you end a sentence with a verb? YES


Subjects and Predicates 主语和谓语

At its most basic, a sentence needs just two parts: a subject and a predicate. The subject is the thing that acts or exists in the sentence, and it’s usually a noun or a pronoun. The predicate is the action and any other explanatory detail that comes after the subject. It must consist of a verb — or action — at minimum, but can go on for quite a while with additional phrases and clauses to make the sentence more informative. For example:


The man walked to the store.
In this sentence, “The man” is the subject and “walked to the store” is the predicate. This is a complete, correct sentence.
However, sentences can be even shorter than that. What if we don’t care where the man went? Let’s get rid of the prepositional phrase “to the store”:


The man walked.
The subject is the same, but the predicate is much shorter: “walked.” Still, the only rule for a predicate is that it must have a verb, and this one fulfills that requirement. This is just one example that shows how a perfectly grammatical sentence can end in a verb. It happens all the time!

Here are some additional examples of sentences that — correctly — end in verbs:

I think, therefore I am. 
The dog barked. 
I said it’s time to go. 
The girls walked and talked but did not sleep. 
My mother likes to drink before she eats. 
Sometimes ending your sentence with a verb may feel like you’re cutting it short and not giving enough information. After all, a short sentence like “The boy swims” doesn’t tell us very much. Still, it isn’t wrong. There are plenty of good reasons to continue that sentence past the verb, but it’s strictly optional.

有时,以动词结尾的句子可能会让您觉得简而言之,并且不需提供足够的信息。毕竟,“男孩游泳” 这样的简短句子并不能告诉我们很多。不过,这没错。有很多充分的理由使该句子结尾用动词代替,但绝对是可选的。