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    What is right?

    The job is done.
    The job has been done.
    Meaning that some kind of job has been finished now?



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    Re: What is right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiops View Post
    The job is done.
    The job has been done.
    Meaning that some kind of job has been finished now?


    Yes, both have that meaning.


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    Re: What is right?

    I think both are used as same meanning. But the former is more usual, right?


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    Re: What is right?

    Both sentences seem to me are with same meaning that the job is finished .
    But, I think grammatically there is difference that ( Sentence in the past tense ) means that the job is done but with no exact time in the past . When (2nd Sentence should be " the job has been doing" which is present perfect continuous that means the job was doing untill is finished now .

    am I right ?
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    Re: What is right?

    Both sentences are proper english.If you say "The job is done" I would understand that you did it yourself or you took part in the process
    ....in the other sentence "the job has been done", I would understand that somebody else "took care of the job " either for you or irrespective of whether you took part in the job or not....

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