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Complete vs. finished

                                            Complete vs. finished

I don’t know whether the following story is true or not.  It is floating around on the internet and is very clever.  It made me laugh, so I thought I would share it with the readers of wordsbybob.

No dictionary has been able to adequately explain the difference
between COMPLETE and FINISHED. However, in a recent linguistic conference
held in London, England, and attended by some of the best linguists in the
world:

Samsundar Balgobin, a Guyanese, was the clear winner.
His final challenge was this:  Some say there is no difference between
COMPLETE and FINISHED. Please explain the difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED in a way that is easy to understand.

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