0

I would like to know if the word finish could be replaced by have finished. Is there a difference? Thanks.

Until you finish all your food, you cannot go out and play.

1

In that particular context (and most others), yes, you could easily use 'have finished' in place of 'finish'.

However, be aware that there are a few exceptions - a 'finish line', for example, or the other meaning of 'finish':

the surface coating or texture of wood, metal, etc.

'Have finished' doesn't make sense in those situations.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.