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What is the difference between "end" and "finish"?


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What is the difference between "end" and "finish"? #1 (permalink) Sun Nov 07, 2004 12:06 pm   What is the difference between "end" and "finish"?
 

Test No. incompl/elem-5 "Finish/End", question 9

I've written practically the whole book except for the last part and I just don't know how to ......... the story.

(a) end
(b) ending
(c) finish
(d) finishing

Test No. incompl/elem-5 "Finish/End", answer 9

I've written practically the whole book except for the last part and I just don't know how to end the story.

Correct answer: (a) end

Your answer was: correct
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He repeats ending work every day at the same time. So I think the correct one must be "ends"?

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Infinitive after how to #2 (permalink) Sun Nov 07, 2004 12:39 pm   Infinitive after how to
 

After how to follows the infinitive, in our case the correct form is end.

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Test: Finish versus End #3 (permalink) Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:16 am   Test: Finish versus End
 

Dear teacher,

At the previous explanation, you wrote that "finish' gives the idea of completion. And we know this sentence is about process of making or completing a book.
So why does it use "end" rather than "finish'? :?:

I'm looking forward to your explanation

Thanks and best wishes,

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What is the difference between "end" and "finish"? #4 (permalink) Fri Oct 05, 2007 23:15 pm   What is the difference between "end" and "finish"?
 

Neither nor me why does not use "finish''?

Thank you ^_^
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What is the difference between "end" and "finish"? #5 (permalink) Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:32 am   What is the difference between "end" and "finish"?
 

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"Finish" and "end" have similar meanings, and are often interchangeable. There are some differences, though. According to Michael Swan*.

"1. 'finish' + object: When we talk about getting to the end of something or completing an activity, we usually prefer 'finish'.
He never lets me finish a sentence.
She's always starting something new, but she never finishes anything.
You'll never finish that hamburger – it's too big for you.
Have you finished cleaning the floor yet?
Note that 'finish' can be followed by an –ing form [but 'end' is not followed by an –ing form].

2. 'end' + object: When we talk about stopping or breaking something off, we usually prefer 'end.:
I decided it was time to end our affair
It's time to end the uncertainty – the Prime Minister must speak out.
'End' cannot be followed by an –ing form:
I decided to stop seeing here (NOT …to end seeing her.)

3. 'end' + object = 'bring to a close'
When we are talking about a special way of bringing something to a close of 'shaping the end of something, we usually prefer 'end'
How do you end a letter to somebody you don't know?
She ended her concert with three songs by Schubert.
My father ended his days (=died) in a mental hospital.

4. shape
When we are referring to the shape of things, rather than to time, we normally use 'end.'
The road ended in a building site (NOT The road finished…)
Nouns that end in –s have plurals in –es…."

5. changes End is more common when there is an important change.

I decided it was time to end our affair.
It’s time to end the uncertainty – the Prime Minister must speak out.
The Second World War ended in 1945….
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the different between end and finish? #6 (permalink) Thu Dec 04, 2008 0:11 am   the different between end and finish?
 

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What is the difference between "end" and "finish"? #7 (permalink) Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:50 am   What is the difference between "end" and "finish"?
 

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Please read THIS, for instance.
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finish vs. end #8 (permalink) Sat Feb 07, 2009 21:33 pm   finish vs. end
 

Can you explain me using of finish vs.end more closely ?
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finish vs. end #9 (permalink) Sat Feb 07, 2009 22:22 pm   finish vs. end
 

I hope this link will help you
http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic1094.html#what_is_the_difference_between_end_and_finish
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finish vs. end #10 (permalink) Sat Feb 07, 2009 22:25 pm   finish vs. end
 

thanks,for advice,I try it
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What is the difference between "end" and "finish"? #11 (permalink) Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:42 am   What is the difference between "end" and "finish"?
 

Dear teacher,

Befor I understand the same meaning end and finish. Now I understand thanks to you.
Please tell me about more Finsh and end how can I use.

Thanks,
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What is the difference between "end" and "finish"? #12 (permalink) Wed May 06, 2009 4:47 am   What is the difference between "end" and "finish"?
 

Dear Mr Mister Micawber !
Thanks for your lecture about " the difference between "finish and end". Before read your lecture I only understand end and finish have the same meaning. But now I can more understand and know how to use. Thks very much...
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problem #13 (permalink) Fri Jul 10, 2009 14:50 pm   problem
 

Hi:I had also problem with finish and end.Could you please help me?
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problem #14 (permalink) Fri Jul 10, 2009 17:54 pm   problem
 

Hi,
What is the difference between "end" and "finish"?
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What is the difference between "end" and "finish"? #15 (permalink) Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:44 am   What is the difference between "end" and "finish"?
 

Dear Sir,
Here the below one sentence of the tests that I got a mistake by filling the word "finish".On the correct answer is the word"end".
Why don't we use the word "finish"?.could you please explain to me.
I'm looking forward to hearing to answering from you .
I've written practically the whole book except for the last part and I just don't know how to ...... the story.

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