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    #1

    complete vs finish

    How they differ - Complete, Finish and Over ? if anyone explains with example would be great.

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    Question Re: complete vs finish

    Since my english is not very good, I wold like to ask the same question.
    When do we use "over" and "finish"?


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    Re: complete vs finish

    Complete means to finish something by making it whole. You can complete a project or finish it. You can complete a form by filling in all the blanks. Finish can means to reach the end of something. You come to the end of a project by completing it, but you also come to the end of a book by reading the last page. Over is not a verb, but an adjective that means something is done with or ended. "The project is over" means that we are no longer working on the project, but that does not necessarily mean that it was completed. Maybe we just ran out of money and had to give up on it.

    The movie is complete. It is not missing any parts. If we were making the movie, we have now finished the project.
    The movie is finished. If we were making the movie, this means that we are done making it, and it is ready to be watched. If we were watching the movie, this means that we have reached the end.
    The movie is over. We have been watching the movie, and now it has ended.

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