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    difference between FINISH & COMPLETE

    What is the difference between FINISH & COMPLETE?

    1. He FINISHED his homework.
    2. He COMPLETED his homework.

    Which one is true from the above and why?

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    Re: difference between FINISH & COMPLETE

    Please note that "true" is about facts. It is not about whether a sentence is grammatical.
    If he has not done/finished his homework, neither is true.

    Both sentences are fine.
    You will also hear "He did his homework" in the U.S.

    Yesterday, John came home from school and finished/completed/did his homework before he played video games.
    His sister came home and played video games. She was up until 11 pm finishing/completing/doing her homework.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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