Hello everyone!

Could anyone please tell me what are the differences in the following sentences and which is preferable?

1. The new building is complete.
2. The new building is completed.
3. The new building has been completed.

Many thanks!
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Hello, Alexwlh! Smile

No. 1 is fine. In this sentence, complete is an adjective and it's used to describe the current condition or state of the building.

No. 2 is fine. Is completed is the passive voice in the simple present tense and is used here the same way the adjectiev is used in no. 1.

No. 3 is fine. In this sentence, has been completed is the present perfect in the passive voice, and completed is the past participle. The present perfect is used here to show that the completion of the building was very recently accomplished.

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