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You know that feeling when you’re about to finish a particular thought and suddenly someone else, a friend or a stranger, finishes your sentence better than you possibly could have? Is there a word for that in English, or in any language?

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  • I don't know of a particular word for "friendly sentence finisher" but kindred spirit may sum up your feelings about that person if they always feel the same way you do about things.
    – Jim
    Nov 2, 2013 at 23:18
  • This is a pretty interesting question, but I'm afraid there may be no single-word answer.
    – user28567
    Nov 3, 2013 at 1:37
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    He's a smartass.
    – Saturn
    Nov 3, 2013 at 10:39
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    Jinx! You owe me a Coke
    – Oldcat
    Apr 18, 2014 at 18:48

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When that happens, it is common to say "you took the words right out of my mouth" or "you read my mind"

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  • Or I was about to say that and then a self-conscious look that makes it clear the original idea was much less witty.
    – lly
    Apr 12, 2017 at 4:19
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I think the word you're looking for is co-narration.

I'm currently taking a communications class, and that is the word used when people who are in a relationship (close or otherwise) finish each other's sentences because they have enough knowledge to infer what the person is trying to say.

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In any language? In France we call that person "sauveur" (=lifesaver).

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Since an already existing answer seems unlikely, may I humbly suggest the term clauseguard?

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Dude.

However consider adding an adjective.

E.g. Awesome dude.

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    Did you pick your username before or after you decided to write this answer? :-)
    – user28567
    Nov 3, 2013 at 1:25
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So, A "life saver" is often used to address someone who's been such a great help for you, including finishing things better than you could possibly have.

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Someone who brings the wrong kind of closure could be called a terminator.

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