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Finish vs. end #1 (permalink) Wed Dec 01, 2004 16:54 pm   Finish vs. end
 

Test No. incompl/elem-5 "Finish/End", question 2

They wanted their daughter to improve her social skills and sent her to the famous ......... school in Switzerland.

(a) ends
(b) ending
(c) finishes
(d) finishing

Test No. incompl/elem-5 "Finish/End", answer 2

They wanted their daughter to improve her social skills and sent her to the famous finishing school in Switzerland.

Correct answer: (d) finishing

Your answer was: incorrect
They wanted their daughter to improve her social skills and sent her to the famous ending school in Switzerland.
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Dear Alan,

Could you please explain more about the difference between "finishing school" and "ending school"?

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Finishing/ending #2 (permalink) Wed Dec 01, 2004 19:43 pm   Finishing/ending
 

Ending school is not used I'm afraid and as far as I know doesn't exist. Finishing School is the standard name given to schools where young people (usually girls) go to complete their education very much along the lines of developing cultural and social skills. I suppose finishing is used because it is often used for refining materials such as wood and we also speak about a piece of quality furniture having a good finish meaning a high specification.
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Finish vs. end #3 (permalink) Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:50 am   Finish vs. end
 

I see, It's the same question that I intend to ask.

Thanks Alan,

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Finish vs. end #4 (permalink) Tue Oct 07, 2008 13:30 pm   Finish vs. end
 

Hi Alan,

Thank you for your explanation. Now I know what a finishing school is.
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Finishing/ending #5 (permalink) Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:40 am   Finishing/ending
 

Alan wrote:
Ending school is not used I'm afraid and as far as I know doesn't exist. Finishing School is the standard name given to schools where young people (usually girls) go to complete their education very much along the lines of developing cultural and social skills. I suppose finishing is used because it is often used for refining materials such as wood and we also speak about a piece of quality furniture having a good finish meaning a high specification.

can i say, endingschool "is not existing"
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Finish vs. end #6 (permalink) Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:06 pm   Finish vs. end
 

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No, at least not here. 'Exists' is a stative verb and does not normally appear in progressive aspect.
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Finish vs. end #7 (permalink) Sun Mar 15, 2009 18:57 pm   Finish vs. end
 

Hi...

Thank you for your explanation.. I really didn't know what a Finishing school is because I don't have those kind of schools in my country..
Now I'am clear..

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Finishing/ending #8 (permalink) Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:36 am   Finishing/ending
 

Thank you for your answer Alan. Cheers
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Finishing/ending #9 (permalink) Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:21 am   Finishing/ending
 

Alan wrote:
Ending school is not used I'm afraid and as far as I know doesn't exist. Finishing School is the standard name given to schools where young people (usually girls) go to complete their education very much along the lines of developing cultural and social skills. I suppose finishing is used because it is often used for refining materials such as wood and we also speak about a piece of quality furniture having a good finish meaning a high specification.

Alan, I'm very2 not familiar with finishing school. Please give me more explanation about it, is it the school which concerns about cultural and social skills development only? If this is a school for completing girls education, does they take it after high school?

...thanks a lot...
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Finish vs. end #10 (permalink) Wed Aug 12, 2009 14:04 pm   Finish vs. end
 

what's the difference between finish and end
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Finish vs. end #11 (permalink) Wed Aug 12, 2009 15:10 pm   Finish vs. end
 

Hello Tml and welcome to our forum. You can read the answer to your question here: finish vs. end

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Finish vs. end #12 (permalink) Wed Aug 19, 2009 16:52 pm   Finish vs. end
 

thanks for your expln
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Finish vs. end #13 (permalink) Sun Aug 23, 2009 23:11 pm   Finish vs. end
 

thanks alot
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hi #14 (permalink) Sun Jan 03, 2010 21:53 pm   hi
 

what the difference between " end" and "finish"
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hi #15 (permalink) Sun Jan 03, 2010 23:28 pm   hi
 

There is little difference in many contexts, though "end" can be used in a wider range of situations. You might look them up in a dictionary, or give an example, so that we can explain whether you could use either or both words in that context.
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