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162 Comments on “English Vocabulary – End or Finish?”

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Great Lesson, but I think that if you observe the way that natives speak and write you can learn it. Because no one who has english as your first language took a book to learn how to speak english, they just observe .

Wednesday, January 18th 2012

    Do whatever you know, use any method, everything is allowed! And if you discover something new, tell us :) And yes, I warmly recommend to watch the best Manga ever, and that is Dragon Ball series (DB, Z, GT). Trust me, they speak clear, fluently and correctly. You’ll learn a lot from it, it is better than any movie. . .

    Friday, January 20th 2012

    I think you make a great point.

    Tuesday, January 31st 2012

      Master, i’m from Vietnam, are you still living in Vietnam now?
      your lessons are very excellent, and your teaching way is very effective, so i need to find a teacher like you. :D wish you in Vietnam now.

      Wednesday, February 1st 2012

    I always think that by doing we learn, because it’s really important to make mistakes.

    Tuesday, February 7th 2012

    I’ve just finished this Quiz

    Tuesday, March 28th 2017

good tips….

Wednesday, January 18th 2012


Wednesday, January 18th 2012

    use free online dictionaries

    Thursday, January 19th 2012

    “Build up” is a phrasal verb and means the same as bare word “build”! When you want to intensify the meaning, then you use phrasal verbs. . .

    Friday, January 20th 2012

    It vos wery good lesson… Thenk you!!!

    Sunday, January 22nd 2012

Hi, nice lesson!!!

I have one question: Has the phrasal verb “end up” the same meaning as “end” in all these sentences??

Wednesday, January 18th 2012

Hi jon, thanks for the lesson.
So, can you show me an example using “finishing” please?
Thank you in advance.

Wednesday, January 18th 2012

    We’re finishing our homework. . .

    Friday, January 20th 2012

I would like to know when can I use end or finish in a question..would it be possible says ” when are you going to end that?” or when are you going to finish that? please helpe me.

Thursday, January 19th 2012

thank you >> it was interesting

Thursday, January 19th 2012

thank you Jon for the lesson

Thursday, January 19th 2012

My compliment!

Thursday, January 19th 2012

Teacher Jon,
Tks to the lesson. It’s very useful. Lily from Brazil

Thursday, January 19th 2012

thanks for this lesson. but i have one question can you explain what is the exact tense of your examle “i have finished studing” is it gramatically correct?

Thursday, January 19th 2012

    Present Perfect

    Thursday, January 19th 2012

    Yes it is correct!

    Tuesday, February 7th 2012

It’s useful lesson

Thursday, January 19th 2012

Thank you for the lesson. Usually I hear the Police Alarm when you teach. Are you near the police’s office :)

Thursday, January 19th 2012

    No, but there does seem to be quite a few ambulances and police cars that go by. Good ears!

    Tuesday, February 7th 2012



Thursday, January 19th 2012

its nice lesson

Thursday, January 19th 2012

would u offer us more reading test please, thank u for such an amazing website

Thursday, January 19th 2012

    You mean you would like a reading comprehension lesson?

    Wednesday, February 1st 2012

helllo jon

please can you help me in Q 4

why When does you finish class
isn’t correct answer cuz

(does ) goes with he she it and singular and class its singular

and why When do you finish class
is it correct answer

thank you jon i wish you the best

Thursday, January 19th 2012

    Ikiller, you must be kidding. Your question is “funny”! Find the lesson on Present Simple Tense, and look at the structure. First of all you have to learn this verb tense, and Present Continuous which is very similar. . .

    Friday, January 20th 2012

    dear ikiller listen you are absolutely right that when we use HE,SHE,IT or SINGULAR.. we must uSE “S or Es” with first f0rm of verb..but listen dear when there is D0ES then keep in mind that THE extra S or ES is als0 attached with “D0” …i think you will get it,its very easy point to understand …

    Saturday, January 21st 2012

    You corresponds to “do”. You never say you does.

    Tuesday, January 31st 2012

    Yes it is..when do you finish class?

    Tuesday, February 7th 2012

I didn’t understand this freaking lesson but I got 4 out of 4. holycows, thanks Jon.

Thursday, January 19th 2012

Jon, can you show me an example using ‘finishing’? please :)Thank you

Thursday, January 19th 2012

    I think it is used mostly as a noun( I mean word “finishing”)

    Sunday, January 22nd 2012

Thanks a lot.

Thursday, January 19th 2012

it could be better i think
Such ___ things is hard ___ to remember

Thursday, January 19th 2012

Nice and easy lesson.I have finished the quise with 4 out of 4.best regards

Friday, January 20th 2012

thanks jon you are a good teacher

Friday, January 20th 2012

    Thanks for the compliment.

    Tuesday, February 7th 2012

      Hello Teacher Jon thank you so much for this Vid. I always having trouble using these two words but now I know..

      I got 4/4 : D

      Sunday, February 19th 2012

thank you , i got 4/4 :) it’s really easy , please give more & harder questions :)

Friday, January 20th 2012

good lesson

Friday, January 20th 2012

i want to learning english best than before

Friday, January 20th 2012

my answer was 2\2 ist good
tank you so much

Friday, January 20th 2012

Mr. Merlin (or Mrs!!!)
Are you teacher too?

Friday, January 20th 2012

    Marcia1000, no, I’m not teacher, I’m student like you, but by answering these questions I strive to improve my english as much as possible. Everything I know, I am gonna share with you, but I’m wondering where Alex is, he should do it instead of me. And yes, if you have anything to ask me about english, I’ll be glad to teach you. Besides, if you have facebook account, you can add me as a friend, if not, ask me here. . .

    Saturday, January 21st 2012

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      Saturday, January 21st 2012

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      Saturday, January 21st 2012

      dear merlin plz add me on faceb00k i have alot of questions related to english..actually i am g0ing to appear for my ACADEMIC IELTS so thats why i am n0t feeling good about achieving my goal..i need 5.5 overall and no less than 5 in each skill so plz help me..
      let me contact insides the plate form ..plzz facebook.com/zulfi90

      Saturday, January 21st 2012

Thanks a lot for lesson))
It’s really help me,I had problems using these two verbs,now I have good results. 4/4)))

Friday, January 20th 2012

Thanks you! you are a excellent teacher!
Thanks you! you are a excellent teacher!
I thought “end” and “finish” were the same. Now I know what is the different. ;)

Friday, January 20th 2012

    That’s great that you know the difference now.

    Tuesday, February 7th 2012

I’m learning with you.Thank you very much.God bless all you !!!!!

Friday, January 20th 2012

    That’s great!

    Tuesday, February 7th 2012

i did it correct thanks !!!!!

Friday, January 20th 2012

thanks i enjoyed watching….convinced learning can be so much fun eh ;)

Saturday, January 21st 2012

    I am very pleased to hear that.

    Wednesday, February 1st 2012

thank you so much DEAR RESPECTABLE SIR.you did good j0b ..

Saturday, January 21st 2012

I really appreciate all your efforts. God bless all you

Sunday, January 22nd 2012

It is very good lesson!

Sunday, January 22nd 2012

Thank you for the important tips……..

Sunday, January 22nd 2012

    You’re very welcome!

    Tuesday, February 7th 2012

Thanks a lot for lesson

Sunday, January 22nd 2012

thank you
it is usefull information

Monday, January 23rd 2012

dear sir,
let me know that if finish comes with (ing) form of the word then why you used this lesson is finished, in this sentence we don’t have ing. when i shoud have the answer?

Friday, January 27th 2012

    I am not sure I understand your question.

    Wednesday, February 1st 2012

It’s very useful lesson for me. Thanks a lot!

Friday, January 27th 2012

Thank you Jon!
what about done.. when can I use this word ?
thank you again

Friday, January 27th 2012

    Done can express the same as finished. So, you could say, I have done or finished the dishes.

    Wednesday, February 1st 2012

Thanks a lot for this lesson. Now, I know when to use end and finish.

Friday, January 27th 2012

Thank´s Jon for the lesson, It was usefull for me. Tks a lot. Mak from Brazil

Saturday, January 28th 2012

    I’m glad you found the lesson useful!

    Tuesday, February 7th 2012

      Hi Jon,
      I think you and your colleagues are doing a great job on this site. I have one little question for you regarding the answer that you gave to a user a day or two ago.
      When you are saying: “I’m glad you found the lesson useful!”
      shouldn’t it be more like: “I’m glad you have found the lesson useful!” ?

      Thanks, and best regards. :-)

      Wednesday, March 14th 2012

thanks for your lesson

Monday, January 30th 2012

Thanks a lot, your explanation of the differences between these two words is really clear.

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

good job!

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Thanks a lot for your lessons, it was really good so,what i want from you is to give us an explanation of analysing sentences especially verb and noun phrases.

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

nice lesson thank u

Wednesday, February 1st 2012


Wednesday, February 1st 2012

Thanks sir, I really appreciate.

Wednesday, February 1st 2012

i think “end” is kinda reflexive verb as compared to “finish”.

Thursday, February 2nd 2012

amazing!! now i can discriminate between end from finish thank you so much

Friday, February 3rd 2012


    Tuesday, February 7th 2012

Hi Sir,

thank you so much. i personally used to use these words interchangebly,but now and after watching this video im no longer used them as i was. please , if you would not mind , i want to know where we can use the modals ‘can’ and could and may and might , because i always use them as interchangeable words.

Friday, February 3rd 2012

thanks for the lesson a lot.it helped me a lot.But i have a question to you Jon.could you tell me the difference between afraid to do sth.and afraid of doing st.h

Sunday, February 5th 2012

Excelent, you are very good!

Monday, February 6th 2012

It is good for same one who want to learn english.I hope you give us more listens.good luck.

Tuesday, February 7th 2012


Tuesday, February 7th 2012

thank you very very much our teacher

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

excellant video

Thursday, February 9th 2012

thanks sir Jon. It is a very interesting videos.I need to improve my communication in speaking and writing. Pls. help me.

Friday, February 10th 2012

thanks sir Jon. It is a very interesting video. I need to improve my communication in speaking and writing. Thanks a lot.

Friday, February 10th 2012

Thank you :)
Timi from Hungary :)

Saturday, February 11th 2012

useful lesson

Sunday, February 12th 2012

I think you are great!!!
Greetings from Spain.

Monday, February 13th 2012

hi jon,
this lesson was very good. i cleared confusion that when which word should be spoken.thanks
jon can you tell me about the use of word “back” in english for instance give back, at the back , back off etc. these many other expression are quiet confusing

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012

Very good lesson, Jon.

Friday, March 2nd 2012

thank you sear , It is an incredible lesson

I have a hint :my friend If you want to remember the last point in the lesson about the (ing) form , remember that ( finish ) & (ing) both contain the letter (i) , so wont be confused …

I hope that my hiny is useful . godbye

Tuesday, March 6th 2012

it’s good lesson, sir Jon. you make my mind works.

Thursday, March 8th 2012

Dear teacher, useful lesson… but I think it’s still missing something to me… I made the 3 and 4 questions wrong:
3: I’ve chosen “I’ll never finish this book” (the correct onee is end)
4: I’ve chosen “When do you end class?” (the correct answer is finish)
During the lesson you are talking about usage of finish to complete something that I’m doing (Q3).
And what’s the meaning of “finish class”?

Sunday, March 18th 2012

Wonderful lesson!

Wednesday, March 21st 2012

I was afraid of that you will manacled by police :)
Polices sirens was very close so I wait a police man will come and shout “lay down, it’s a unlawfull education”. :))
I want to thank you very much your lessons are very usefull and enjoyable…

Wednesday, March 28th 2012

I finish the Lesson . thXxxxx Mr.Jon.
I hope to Learn English language

Thursday, May 3rd 2012

it’s great lesson!!

Wednesday, May 9th 2012

i like the way of teaching.

Tuesday, May 29th 2012

Could you please clarify or differantiate the word according to & as per. thank you, realy you are doing great job.

Tuesday, June 26th 2012

I like your way of teaching

Monday, July 2nd 2012

nice lesson

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

thanks a lot………….

Friday, July 6th 2012

Thanks teacher.
Can u explain about the difference between the phrases “at the end” and “in the end”?

Wednesday, July 11th 2012

Hi teacher it was a great lesson and it looks like a wonderful site but what about if i’m in an exam and i finished it i can say i’ve finished the exam or i’m done and thanx a lot

Friday, July 27th 2012

I like your lessons because They are short and clear.

Wednesday, August 8th 2012

Thank you for the lesson you give good lessons. I’m learning from you, and all great team of engvid.com

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

Hi, Jon this is a good lesson for me I understand it clearly. this is a great way for your teaching.
Thank you so much.

Thursday, August 30th 2012

Hello Sir, thank you very much from this excellent lesson…

Saturday, September 8th 2012

GREAT 100!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 20th 2012

A really gifted teacher) Thanks so much for your lesson

Monday, September 24th 2012

Great .

Friday, October 5th 2012

I enjoyed the lesson!

Sunday, October 7th 2012

    Me too , i’ve enjoyed it very much

    Sunday, January 27th 2013

Thank you Jon.. would you please tell me the difference between “start” & “begin” ??

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

Thank you for good lesson!

Saturday, October 20th 2012

thank a lot, it’s good lesson..:d

Friday, October 26th 2012

Thank you very much for all the efforts ..
Grateful to you .

Tuesday, October 30th 2012

José Rafael? The guy from Babeque Secundaria that always got bullied? You’re teaching english… wow.

Thursday, November 22nd 2012

I get little confused for End, Finish. so, anyway, thank you veru much

Sunday, January 20th 2013

Thanks for the lesson, but i still have some doubts about the difference. how can we finish these sentences ..
1- He ….. his life by a knife.
(can we use both?)
2-Her life ……….. in 1977.
3-How much will he get to …….. this job?
4- At the end of a movie , they write (The End) what’s the important change here?

Sunday, January 27th 2013

sir, i wanna know about the difference between other words like —-effect and affect,advice and advise etc types …..plz arrange a video for these words….
thank you

Monday, January 28th 2013

yeeeee. I got 4 out of 4 out of 4.

Wednesday, February 27th 2013


Monday, April 15th 2013

wow! i got 100% Thank you John. you are good teaching

Friday, May 3rd 2013

Hi! very good.

Thursday, June 13th 2013

I got 75 %. Thanks…

Thursday, June 13th 2013

I’m learning with you.Thank you very much

Thursday, July 18th 2013

Good lecture! Thanks!

Friday, July 19th 2013


Sunday, September 8th 2013

Thanks .it is a very useful lesson

Saturday, October 12th 2013

Thanks for the lesson. It’s really helpful
I’ve got 100..happyyy

Wednesday, November 6th 2013

that’s very important, from now on i will pay attention

Monday, January 13th 2014

i finished :) thanks jon.

Saturday, February 8th 2014

thanks for your lesson. but I still don’t know when we use ‘finish’,and when we use ‘end’. Can you explain this for me?
thanks very much

Tuesday, February 11th 2014

Great lesson. Thanks a lot

Wednesday, March 12th 2014

Thanks got 75%.

Friday, March 28th 2014

Hi, I’m sorry but…
Is it possible that you wanted to say:
– Only ‘finish’ can be followed by another verb using -ing form. ???

The way you wrote it… I mean, it looks to me like saying ‘finishing’…

Thank U

Friday, July 4th 2014

thanks for your lesson, I got 100%

Monday, July 7th 2014

You are great! Thanks for the explanation and
examples, but would it be too much to ask for
more examples?
I know you have a lot of things to do, but I’d
appreciate if you could give us more examples.

Wednesday, December 10th 2014

Thank you Jon for another good lesson on these two very confusing words,now i got them very clear.Keep up the good work!

Saturday, February 21st 2015

Clear and useful. Thanks!

Thursday, February 26th 2015

I have a question, it’s about when people say “that is over”. I don’t know when I could use it, Because that mean like finish. Thanks

Tuesday, July 28th 2015

Hi, Jon! I finished the quiz and I got 100. Thank you for this interesting lesson. Júlio César from Brazil.

Monday, August 3rd 2015

Can you please explain the differences between done and finished?

Monday, October 5th 2015

Very helpful! Thank you!

Monday, March 7th 2016

Thanx Jon.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016

Thanks teacher i got 100%

Tuesday, November 15th 2016

Thanks for the lesson Jon

Thursday, June 15th 2017


Thursday, November 23rd 2017

This comment is about JOODY from YEMEN. I’ve read finished all comments regarding to the short lesson ” End and Finish”. I would like to say that Joody is one of the brightest Engvid- students concerning this lesson.

Thursday, November 14th 2019

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