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    #1

    to finish or to be over

    Examples:

    The film finished by 7 p.m.
    The film was over by 7 p.m.

    Would a native English speaker see any difference in the meanings? E.g. in the first sentence it is like 'somebody' stopped showing the film and in the second one the film stopped itself?

    What would be the best context to choose each of them?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: to finish or to be over

    Quote Originally Posted by shatilof View Post
    Examples:

    The film finished by 7 p.m.
    The film was over by 7 p.m.

    Would a native English speaker see any difference in the meanings? E.g. in the first sentence it is like 'somebody' stopped showing the film and in the second one the film stopped itself?

    What would be the best context to choose each of them?

    Thank you in advance.
    There is no practical difference in meaning.

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    Re: to finish or to be over

    Is there any difference at all then?

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    Re: to finish or to be over

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    Is there any difference at all then?
    Not really, no.

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