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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    finish understanding

    Is it correct to say I could never finish understandig the meaning of .... (to express that I've read the explanation many time without any result)?

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    #2

    Re: finish understanding

    I would not use "finish understanding". That indicates an ongoing process. If you say "I could never really understand the meaning of", that would indicate that you have been working on it.

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    Re: finish understanding

    Or I could never really get the meaning of ....

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