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Are finalize and Finish the same? ( Am I right to use are here, or should be is?)

I have some sentences:

I've not _____ (finished/ finalize) my homework yet

The plan will be _____ (finished/ finalize) by this June

The work will be _____ (finished/ finalize) this Sunday

Which is the correct answer?
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To finish something is to complete it.
To finalize something is to arrange the last details, fixing for the last time the things that go into it -- the dates, times, people, materials, and so on.

Can you answer your own questions now?

CJ
<<Are finalize and Finish the same? No. ( Am I right to use are here Yes., or should it be is No.?)>>

CJ
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Your definition is different from Oxford's:

Finalize : verb[vn] to complete the last part of a plan, trip, project, etc.:
to finalize your plans / arrangements Ç They met to finalize the terms of the treaty.
That's because I'm not a dictionary.

What do you think the last part of a plan, trip, project, etc. would be?
What do you think the parts of a plan consist of?

CJ

By the way, with that definition from Oxford you probably could have solved those three problems on your own. Why didn't you try?
CalifJimThat's because I'm not a dictionary.

What do you think the last part of a plan, trip, project, etc. would be?
What do you think the parts of a plan consist of?

CJ

By the way, with that definition from Oxford you probably could have solved those three problems on your own. Why didn't you try?

That's because Oxford definition sets me in bewilderment. To complete the last part of a trip/ arrangement/ project sounds alike when compared againts the definition of finish and complete. We can say both way "I have completed/finished all my homework" but I don't know whether I can use Finalize in that case. I don;t get the way they use finalize with a trip, either.
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BellyAre finalize and Finish the same? ( Am I right to use are here, or should be is?)

I have some sentences:

I've not _____ (finished/ finalize) my homework yet

The plan will be _____ (finished/ finalize) by this June

The work will be _____ (finished/ finalize) this Sunday

Which is the correct answer?

I've not finished my homework yet.

The plan will be finalized by this June.

The work will be finished this Sunday.
I don;t get the way they use finalize with a trip, either.
Maybe this will help:

If you're going on a trip, you may have to coordinate with the people who are going on the trip with you. You may have to see who can go and on which day or days. As you gather information from the people who will be going on the trip with you, you begin to set up some of the details temporarily. You "pencil them in". For example, when most people have responded, you may think that you can all leave on the 18th. Then you find out someone else, who has not yet responded, can't leave on the 18th, but only on the 20th. So then you contact everybody again and find out if they can leave on the 20th. Finally, you have all the necessary information, and you are ready to set the date firmly as the 20th. This is when you finalize the date of the trip. You set it with the intention of keeping it -- never to change it again. Now you can write it down "in ink".

Finalizing is changing from temporary arrangements to permanent arrangements with regard to plans, projects, trips, etc.

CJ
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