The continuation of a series of articles about the vocabulary of the English language is the study of synonymous verbs meaning «to complete», namely, the following words: finish, end, complete. Check out can be any business, performance, work, study, etc. He graduated from the period may, university studies, history, art, and others. As we can see, the context is very diverse. What is the verb we will approach in these cases?
Choice words: finish / end / complete — meaning «finish, to finish»
Word of the widest significance is the first verb — finish. What did he just does not pass: to finish, end (literally and figuratively), bring it started to end, to finish with something, to break the connection; complete even kill (in other words, to end someone’s life). If two words express the variety of meanings of the verb finish, I would define it as — to put an end to anything or to finish.
How long did it take you to finish this painting? — How did you have time to finish this picture?
The most important thing for a patient is to finish the cure. — The most important thing for the patient — a complete treatment.
He decided to finish his work by Monday. — He decided to finish the work by Monday.
You have only half an hour to finish the test. — Do you have half an hour to complete the test.
Have you finished reading this book yet? — Have you finished reading this book?
The meeting should finish at 3 pm. — The meeting should end at three o’clock.
Please note that this verb or indirectly controls the addition or gerund. When we use that verb, indicating that we finish any type of activity or reduce it to its logical conclusion, would be synonymous finish our third verb is complete. If we are talking about the end of an activity, you can use the verb second end.
The verb is in the end the same values have words like finish, finish, finish. In addition, we use the following values of Synonyms: stop, live down, to stop, to finish doing something. In this case, at the end of the verb in addition to its synonym finish there is another interchangeable option — verb stop.
My work on this book ended in a failure. — My work on this book failed.
Why do so many people decide to end it all? — Why do so many people decide to commit suicide?
I feel that everything will end badly. — I feel that all this will end badly.
What time does the play end? — When does the show?
I’d like to end with my favorite toast. — I would like to finish and say your favorite toast.
And our last verb — complete. This word is used more often in a situation where we are talking about the end of something. You need to supplement or to finish something, and in this case, the work will be completed or brought to an end. Another good word for the translation of this verb is an option «Run». Carrying something, modifying you, anyway, you finish the job, business, activity, etc.
The bridge took 10 years to complete. — The construction of the bridge took 10 years.
She will complete her studies in England next year. — The next year she finishes his studies in England.
Can you complete your task by yourself? — You can finish the job myself?
He’s just completed his new project. — He has just finished his new project.
One of the most common phrases in the English language is the expression «to finish school.» Remember that none of our verbs, synonyms listed in this case is not suitable. The expression «to finish school,» translated the phrase to leave school (finish still acceptable). A «finish university» — to graduate from university.