How to describe something you have finished
There are many words can describe something has been finished such as complete, achieve, finish, accomplish, conclude, finalize, have done, end, and be over. What's the differences between them?
This article will describe them compactly.
If you performed something that is simple and not great, you can use finish.
- I've finished my homework.
- I've finished my launch/breakfast/eating off.
- I've finished finding my job.(finish doing, not finish to)
If you have completed a project which is not easy and need to take long time,
such as training, learning, education, you can use complete.
Complete has adjective forms. It means fully parts that are necessary. This interpretation can help you know it as finished all parts of something.
- I successfully completed my university.
- I've fully completed my first book.
If you finished something which is difficult, and you want to emphasis the success, you can use achieve.
- We've achieved the yearly goal.
- She eventually achieved the driving examination that she has attended for 3 times.
If someone, organizations, or forces give you a mission and it is always hard, you have accomplished, you can use accomplish.
- The Normand Mission has been successfully accomplished.
- Mr. Bond accomplished the impossible mission.
If you or some organizations made some statements, you can use conclude.
- The US and Canada concluded the new tourism laws.
- We concluded with a short summary after reading the book.
If someone make the final decision for something, you can use finalize.
- We finalized the new project release date at last night.
- They finalized the divorce this summer.
If you stuck some difficult situations, you want to end soon, you can use have done.
- Let's have done with this shit code.
If you emphasize something to reach the final point, you can use end.
- The show ended at 11PM.
If you want to talk about something would no longer exist, you can use be over.
- The free launch is over.