UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations noun: /ˈfaɪnæns/, verb: /ˈfaɪnæns/ /fɪˈnæns/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/fɪˈnæns, ˈfaɪnæns/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(fi nans, fīnans)

Inflections of 'finance' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [consumer, business, investment, banking, government, personal] finance
  2. [private, public, foreign] sector finance
  3. finance for [pensions, housing, expansion]
  4. different [forms, methods, types] of finance
  5. the [family's, government's, company's, club's] finances
  6. [check, go over] your finances
  7. our finances are in [tip-top, good, excellent] shape
  8. their finances are in [awful, poor, terrible] shape
  9. our finances are [limited, stretched, low]
  10. need to [sort out, improve, bolster] our finances
  11. [tips, advice] to improve your personal finances
  12. areas in finance such as [banking, investment, hedge funds]
  13. is [studying, learning] finance
  14. [careers, positions, jobs] in finance
  15. is [hoping, seeking, looking] to raise finance
  16. [measures, programs, share issues] to raise finance
  17. seek finance from [investors, external sources, share issues]
n as adj
  1. is the finance [manager, director, controller]
  2. works in the finance [department, division, sector, section]
  3. finance officials in [Brussels]
  4. the (consumer) finance [sector, industry]
  5. finance options available
  1. finance [her project, the purchase, his business, these services, the arts]
  2. financed by [taxpayers, the government, investors, lottery money, a surplus, donations]
  3. financed [directly, indirectly, entirely, partly] by
  4. financed with [public, private, federal] funds
  5. financed and [supported, managed, operated]
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