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what is the difference between:

incomplete vs. uncompleted
<Richard, Moderator>
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Hello, Michael! Smile

This is quite tricky, but I'll give it a go.

When we use incomplete, we're focusing on the condition something is in at that moment and stating that it's missing something.

When we use uncompleted, we're focusing more on the fact that work still needs to be done on or to something in order to finish it. We're not thinking so much about the fact that something is missing (as we are with incomplete), but on the fact that this is still a work in progress.

I hope that helps, Michael.
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INCOMPLETE (adj)"”missing something necessary to the whole (implying that it may or could be completed in future).

UNCOMPLETED (adj)"”something slated for completion but not completed (implying that it perhaps never will be).

1. The report is incomplete, lacking data that has recently become available.

2. At the time of the author's death, she left several manuscripts uncompleted.


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<Richard, Moderator>
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Ismael, is there something missing in the explanation I left for Michael???

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Incomplete and uncompleted simply means not completed according to the advance learner dictionary but both are slightly different.

Incomplete simply means something that needs its part that has been taken away.for example a house that needs renovation is incomplete not uncomplete because it was first complete but due to time or weather it lost something or its part that needs to be put to make it complete again.

While uncomplete simply means something that was never completed.for example a house under construction(not renovation) and its not yet finished is said to be uncompleted because it was never complete.

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