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    Hi there,
    Is there any difference of complete as an adjective and verb in meanings in the following sentences?

    Work on the office building will be complete (adj) at the end of the year.

    Work on the office building will be completed (verb) at the end of the year.

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    Re: complete

    Both work.

    Work on the office building will be completed (verb) at the end of the year
    .

    Use 'by' in place of at.

    'To complete something' is an act with an indefinite period of duration. 'At' denotes a point in time, a moment. No temporal match.
    Last edited by corum; 05-Dec-2010 at 12:58.

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