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What's the difference between "Finish" and "End"

Hello my Duolingo's friend, I have a question, what's the difference between "Finish" and "End", is the same to say "The noun ends" and to say "The noun finishes" is that the same thing? Thank you for your answers :)

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End is more of an outside circumstance "finishing" the subject. So, objects that "end" are receiving the action of being finished, you could say. Finish is the actual object "ending itself":

  • I finish a race. He finishes (eating) his bowl of soup.

  • The test ends (it was finished by something like time, or a student who completes it).

  • She finishes the painting (she finishes it herself, the subject who is completing the action is mentioned).

Hope that can clear it up for you. :)

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Hmm, then I could say I must use "End" when I'm meaning to things, the ending of something instead I must use "Finish" for certains nouns as "I, you, he, she, we, they", I don't think I should use it with "It", why? because when I say "It" I'm meaning to "Things or animals", however I think that If I'm meaning to an animal with "It" is an exception, I think that I must use "End" when I'm meaning to something by using the noun "It" (No animals but things), am I right? I don't know if you can understand my idea and sorry for my English, I know it isn't very good yet :) Thanks for answering.

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To be honest, to finish and to end are very much the same. But your sentence puzzles me. A noun can only end with a letter. For example, The Spanish noun gato ends with the letter O. The English noun cat ends with the letter T. Does that help you?

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"End" is used sometimes for an event that stops but isn't necessarily complete. "The show ended after the second act" means that there might have been a third act, but something stopped the show after the second act. "The show finished after the second act" means that two acts is all it ever had. "Finished" means completion. "Ended" can be used whether or not the thing is complete.

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Para los que no entienden bien el inglés, os dejo esta página:

http://www.abaenglish.com/blog/es/vocabulario-ingles-end-o-finish/

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the difference between Finish/End is that Finish is used if the subject that ends or complete a thing or activity is a person and End is when things and activities are terminated. You understand?

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