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    completed

    Hi,

    What does "completed" mean in this context? The word "completed" can be used as an adjective ? I can find "complete" used as adjective and verb in the dictionary. But, "completed" ? No...

    Thanks for your help.




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    Michael: It's just...I'm not of much value to you in the SHU.
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    Warden: Improperly propagated?
    Michael:Improperly propagated. The joints are overloaded. They won't provide anywhere near the sheer strength the completed structure will need.


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    Re: completed

    completed = finished, already built, constructed to the end

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    Re: completed

    Quote Originally Posted by XINLAI-UE View Post
    Hi,

    What does "completed" mean in this context? The word "completed" can be used as an adjective ? I can find "complete" used as adjective and verb in the dictionary. But, "completed" ? No...
    The past participles of most transitive verbs can be used as adjectives. But you might not find them listed, since they are a normal part of the verb. In this case, you'd have to look up "complete, v" for the meaning.
    For example; the broken window, the starved cat, the closed door.
    You'd need to look under: break, starve, close for the meanings.
    Depending on the quality of your dictionary, the past participle might be listed.


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    Re: completed

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    The past participles of most transitive verbs can be used as adjectives. But you might not find them listed, since they are a normal part of the verb. In this case, you'd have to look up "complete, v" for the meaning.
    For example; the broken window, the starved cat, the closed door.
    You'd need to look under: break, starve, close for the meanings.
    Depending on the quality of your dictionary, the past participle might be listed.
    Hello, Raymott,

    I was wondering if you could take a look for me at this topic again. I think I still have a question about this word "completed" in this context.

    If "completed" means "finished" here, then why not Michael just says: They won't provide anywhere near the sheer strength the complete structure will need. ? The word " complete" also can mean "finished", so there is no difference between " complete" and "completed" ?

    I still do not understand what Michale says.








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    Re: completed

    "The complete structure" = the entire structure.

    "The completed structure" = the structure which has been completed/finished.

    It is very easy to confuse to complete = to finish [verb] and complete (something) = entire (something) [adjective]


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    Re: completed

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "The complete structure" = the entire structure.

    "The completed structure" = the structure which has been completed/finished.

    It is very easy to confuse to complete = to finish [verb] and complete (something) = entire (something) [adjective]
    Thank you, Anglika.

    I get it this time !

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