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Old 06-18-2019, 12:59 AM   #1
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Grammar Lesson

Is it Complete, Finished or Completely Finished ?






No English dictionary has been able to adequately explain the difference between these two words- "Complete or Finished" ?



In a recent linguistic competition held in London, and attended by, supposedly, the best in the world, Samdar Balgobin, a Guyanese man was the clear winner with a standing ovation which lasted over 5 minutes. The final question was: "How do you explain the difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED in a way that is easy to understand"?



Some people say there is no difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED....



Here is his astute answer: "When you marry the right woman, you are COMPLETE". "When you marry the wrong woman, you are FINISHED". "And when the right one catches you with the wrong one....you are COMPLETELY FINISHED!"



He won a trip around the world, and a case of 25 year old Scotch!
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:36 AM   #2
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:20 AM   #3
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Re: Grammar Lesson

Yeah but... yeah but...

You can take all the parts and assemble to have a completed truck. A complete truck.

Then you get everything working properly with all the bugs out and you have a finished truck.

You could play on the words and say take the completed truck, put paint on, and now it's a finished truck.

I see it like complete means all things gathered together and finished means there was still more to do and now all that is done.
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Old 06-18-2019, 03:03 PM   #4
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Lol!
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Old 06-18-2019, 04:32 PM   #5
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"Complete" and "finished" were probably stolen from other languages and mean essentially the same thing.
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:52 PM   #6
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"When you marry the right woman, you are COMPLETE". "When you marry the wrong woman, you are FINISHED". "And when the right one catches you with the wrong one....you are COMPLETELY FINISHED!"
Great answer!
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Old 06-19-2019, 04:20 PM   #7
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Completely finished and completely broke. It's little like building a truck.
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:27 PM   #8
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Completely finished and completely broke. It's little like building a truck.
So True!!!
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