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    #1

    Cool finish playing

    Hello!

    Is this sentence correct?:


    -I'd like you to finish playing this game.

    Thank you
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    Re: finish playing

    ... but be careful; it may not mean what you want it to mean. If you want someone to stop playing and do something else, the verb should be 'stop'. Just 'finish' can sometimes mean (and can often be interpreted as meaning) 'go on until the end and then stop'. Teachers who make the mistake of telling people to 'finish' doing something can expect to hear a defensive riposte from pupils given a repeated instruction 'But I am finishing Sir, I should have finished in a few minutes.'

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