Responsible Yesenia Pawloski linguist morphologist, expert of the Institute of Philology, mass information and psychology, Novosibirsk state pedagogical University.
Error to finish school today can only wonder. It seems that sent to us from the future grammar-terminators successfully completed their program and eliminated this error other invalid — for the sake of a peaceful future for clean language. We can say that in the ranking of the most “pesky” rules of the norm to finish school, but to finish/to end the matter occupies a leading position — along with the coffee it, ringingandtons and tonsofmouths.
Drive, drive, drive, continued, and go. How?
Yes, the verb finish has no value ‘is to complete the training, pass the course’. Or not yet, but this is the state of the literary norm.
When we talk about the thing to finish and finish to be interchangeable synonyms for expressing the meaning ‘to finish’, but this value only works for business: we can end the matter, the work or finish the job work — no difference. But ‘to finish’ University ‘finish’ school is unnatural for our language of values generated in the combined to finish school, school.
By the way, nechistoty, aging the normal ending is still found in the speech of the older generation in relation to the school. Mistake this usage is not considered. But the norm is a thing of the past: we, first, feel it, (say “finish high school” for the young generation this combination seems strange). And secondly, we observe the suppression of the old rules of the verb to finish — just very rarely meet her.
Loan or loan to borrow or lend — how?
There is an interesting theory, according to which option is to finish school (where the word finish appears the new value of the ‘to complete the training, pass the course’) with great difficulty defending their right to life including the fact that the norm is to finish school, the course provided the stability of a line from a once popular song, “the course is finished, at the deaf village will be blowed to distant lands…” (for/f “Spring on Zarechnaya street”). It happened phraseological, “freeze rule”, because the song he loved and sang often (i.e., regularly reproducing) the native speakers of that time, which means that it has blocked a possible change. By the way, please note that the course is finished, a much more phonetically convenient combination for songs, than the course is finished (two consonants at the junction), so that it would not change even when the words to finish the new value. And then suddenly to change the line from the song in favor of linguistic trends, even if the rate is actively changed then or now? We do not change the sustainable combination, “marry” to “marry my husband”, or “unequivocally” for “nothing doubting”. It turns out that the song, though not a dictionary, and words from it can not erase, so the stability of the rules it may affect, and significantly.
So, the norm is to finish school alive and active.
And if you just can’t remember, but would like to, or think how to help others remember the rule, use the following mnemonic trick: we congratulate the man with the end of school and University, but not zakonczeniem — and thank God.