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End vs finish #1 (permalink) Mon Sep 13, 2004 14:38 pm   End vs finish
 

Hello! Torsten!
I had answered 5 questions out of 10 correctly in the end/finish questions.

Test No. incompl/elem-5 "Finish/End"

I am groomy because I couldn't distinguish between finish and end. I have found a dictionary to know the differences.
But I had faild. the dictionary said 'end=finish' my dictionary is long man dictionary.
Please let me know the difference between them.
I didn't post the head line cause I don't know which I should post the questions.
Thank you . :D
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Finish End #2 (permalink) Mon Sep 13, 2004 18:47 pm   Finish End
 

Hi,

Thanks for your question, which is difficult to answer because the two verbs are used in many idioms. I can only say that 'finish' usually suggests conclusion and 'end' suggests finality. Let me give you 2 examples:

They finish work at 6 o'clock.
She ended her career as an opera singer in 1968.

Hope this helps,
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End vs finish #3 (permalink) Sat Jul 30, 2005 16:25 pm   End vs finish
 

I've got a question. So we should use I've finished my lesson instead of my lesson has ended?
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End vs. finish #4 (permalink) Sun Jul 31, 2005 17:02 pm   End vs. finish
 

Both sentences - I've finished my lesson as well as My lesson has ended are correct. The simply have a slightly different meaning.

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End vs finish #5 (permalink) Fri May 30, 2008 21:36 pm   End vs finish
 

Hi Alan,
May be the difference between finish and end in the examples you gave is :
**They finish work at 6 o'clock. (They can continue their work afterwards)
**She ended her career as an opera singer in 1968. (which means that she put an end to her career and she won't do it any more)
Is that what you meant? (finish vs end) = (conclusion vs finality)

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End vs. finish #6 (permalink) Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:48 am   End vs. finish
 

Wow perfect! I think I anderstood the difference. Thank you!
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End vs finish #7 (permalink) Mon Sep 01, 2008 13:21 pm   End vs finish
 

Hi Nola,

Couldn't have put it better myself! Thanks.

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End vs finish #8 (permalink) Tue Sep 16, 2008 13:42 pm   End vs finish
 

i have finished reading above discussion. Now I know when to use 'End/Finish' verb. Thanks to Alan, Nola, Torsten who helped me to put an end to the long time confusion I had about usgae of these words : ).
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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN finish and end? #9 (permalink) Fri Oct 10, 2008 20:35 pm   THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN finish and end?
 

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Dear Torsten, I have just finished my test about (finish vs. end) and I got 5 marks?

Please help me to know the difference between them?
Yours sincerely,
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End vs finish #10 (permalink) Fri Oct 10, 2008 20:44 pm   End vs finish
 

Hi Maha,

Please take the test again to improve your result. You should be able to answer all the questions correctly. Regarding the differences between please finis and end, please read finish vs. end. Please note that every single question has a link called "Teacher Explanation". Please click on those links to read the explanations.

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End vs finish #11 (permalink) Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:42 am   End vs finish
 

hi nola
your additional expalanation is very clear
i understood after read your posting
thanks also alan and torsten
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finish vs end #12 (permalink) Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:40 am   finish vs end
 

Hi Torsten,

What's the diference between finish and end?

Rug,

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finish vs end #13 (permalink) Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:10 am   finish vs end
 

Hi Matias,

Please read finish vs. end and let me know what you think.

Many thanks,
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Audio English course for Beginners #14 (permalink) Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:24 am   Audio English course for Beginners
 

Dear Torsten Daerr,

I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity of studying English lesson 4 that you sent. Although I had answered nine questions correctly out of ten questions, I wasn’t confident enough about some of my decisions. I only became more confident after I had read Alan’s explanation “I can only say that 'finish' usually suggests conclusion and 'end' suggests finality” in reply to a question http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic707.html and many other explanations.

However, I have a question after reading Question 10 explained by Alan “You need finished with here as this means that they no longer see each other. If you use ended then you would have to have an object as in: They have ended their relationship”.
(http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic1330.html#finished_with_each_other)

According to The LDOCE Online Dictionary, the word “finish” can be used in both ways, intransitive and transitive. (http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/finish_1). Could you please explain this part?

Thank you.

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Audio English course for Beginners #15 (permalink) Sun Feb 01, 2009 17:36 pm   Audio English course for Beginners
 

Hi,

You're right. 'Finish' can be used with and without an object as in: We finished our meal at 8 o'clock. Have you finished ? Yes, thank you.

In the test sentence the expression is 'finish with.'

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