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Casey
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"I will never be complete"

This is a quote from Fight Club. Is it correct grammar? I am curious. 


What about? 

"..will never be completed" , or do we only use this structure for projects or buildings; for example, this building will never be completed.

Apr 20, 2018 10:49 PM
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The first rule of the Fight Club is not to talk about the Fight Club. The second rule of the Fight Club is not to talk about the Fight Club.
April 20, 2018

Well I think those 2 things are different. 

1) I will never be complete (as a person) without you, if you break up with me now.

2) I am a robot, and my creator is trying to assemble me by Labor Day. At the rate that he is working, I will never be completed

April 20, 2018
In this case, I think, "complete" is not used as a verb, but an adjective.
April 21, 2018

"I will never be complete"

In this case, complete acts as an adjective. 
"Having every necessary or normal part or component or step"

April 21, 2018
It sounds totally normal to me. I’ve heard this expression many, many  times before. Completed would be totally wrong. 
April 21, 2018
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Casey
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), English, French
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Chinese (Mandarin), French