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happy ending

This page is about the collocation happy ending

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

The last part of a story is a "happy ending" if all ends well for the main characters.

For example

  • Nearly every big-budget Hollywood movie has a happy ending.

  • Many great works of literature, like Shakespeare's 'Macbeth', don't have happy endings.

Quick Quiz

Which type of story almost always has a happy ending?

a. a romantic comedy

b. a black comedy

c. a tragedy

Contributor: Matt Errey