There have been a lot of discussion concerning the difference between the Present Simple and the Present Continuous for actions but I'm eager to know if there is a difference when speaking about an end result of an action?
Here's what I mean:
- Make sure she gets on the train.
- Make sure she is getting on the train.
Here the difference is obviously understood and both sound okay. But what if we use "to end up" as the verb:
- Make sure she ends up on the train. (idiomatic)
- Make sure she is ending up on the train. (ridiculous to my ear)
Seems to me that the continuous tense doesn't work with end results:
- See that he turns up at the bank.
- See that he is turning up at the bank.
The latter sounds awkward and ridiculous. Why does this happen?