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    Does it make any sense?

    I happened see a slogan of those students who were going to graduate, it was "Finish to Begin".

    I wonder if it makes any sense to you?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Does it make any sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    I happened see a slogan of those students who were going to graduate, it was "Finish to Begin".

    I wonder if it makes any sense to you?

    Thanks.
    Perhaps, 'Finish your education to begin your life'.

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    Re: Does it make any sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Perhaps, 'Finish your education to begin your life'.
    Thanks bhaisahab. I think this is what they meant. But I just wanted to know about the slogan itself: Is this a good slogan? Is this good English? What do you think if you happened come across this slogan?
    Thanks again.

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    Re: Does it make any sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    I happened see a slogan of those students who were going to graduate, it was "Finish to Begin".

    I wonder if it makes any sense to you?

    Thanks.
    It makes sense in two ways. One is 'We have finished the process of beginning [our careers]'. This use of 'finish + To + verb' is ungrammatical, but this is only a T-shirt (?? Where did I get that idea). The second meaning is 'You have to finish one stage in order to begin another'. (This is the version bhaisahab suggested - our postings clashed.)

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    Re: Does it make any sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    It makes sense in two ways. One is 'We have finished the process of beginning [our careers]'. This use of 'finish + To + verb' is ungrammatical, but this is only a T-shirt (?? Where did I get that idea). The second meaning is 'You have to finish one stage in order to begin another'. (This is the version bhaisahab suggested - our postings clashed.)

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    Well, they explained to me that it meant "finish studying at the university is just to begin a new step in their life". But I am not sure whether this slogan says what they wanted to say or not. That why I am looking for what this slogan really means to you.
    Thanks BobK.
    BTW what does " this is only a T-shirt" mean?

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    Re: Does it make any sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
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    BTW what does " this is only a T-shirt" mean?
    You said 'graduates' and 'slogan'. 'T-shirt' was my false conclusion. But what I said still applies: 'This is only a slogan'. A slogan, whatever it's used for, is a short summing up of an idea; the grammar and precise meaning are not always clear. People can interpret them in a number of ways. They are suggestive of an idea, rather than spelling it out.

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    Re: Does it make any sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    You said 'graduates' and 'slogan'. 'T-shirt' was my false conclusion. But what I said still applies: 'This is only a slogan'. A slogan, whatever it's used for, is a short summing up of an idea; the grammar and precise meaning are not always clear. People can interpret them in a number of ways. They are suggestive of an idea, rather than spelling it out.

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    Well, I asked about "T-shirt" because I thought that you used an idiom that I didn't know lol. I got your point now.
    Thanks Bobk.

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