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    Will be complete

    Sometimes we say "It will be complete" and sometimes "It will be completed" why? What is the difference?

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    Re: Will be complete

    The difference is in the context.

    Try to write a sentence replacing 'It' with something specific.

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    Re: Will be complete

    "Work will be complete by tomorrow".

    " Work will be completed by tomorrow". I don't see any difference.

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    Re: Will be complete

    "The work will be completed by tomorrow."
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #5

    Re: Will be complete

    But where to use "will be complete"?

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    Re: Will be complete

    The tender will be complete when you provide us with the remaining documents.
    The roll-out of this new technology will be complete within six months.

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    #7

    Re: Will be complete

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    But where to use "will be complete"?
    I don't know about that, but I would understand what was meant in either case.

    In this country (USA) I would expect to hear:

    The job will be finished tomorrow.

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    #8

    Re: Will be complete

    So, I can only use "Will be completed". There is no need to use "Will be complete"?

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    Re: Will be complete

    I can only use "will be completed". There is no problem if I don't use "will be complete"?

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    Re: Will be complete

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    So, I can only use "Will be completed". There is no need to use "Will be complete"?
    No, there are alternatives.

    That's right.

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