Hi, while watching a film, I found this question when the man in the film asked his subordinate. Why shouldn't it be "Have you finished the count ?" ?
I think "Did you finish..." means the asker hopes and wants the answer to be "yes, I did". That differs from the normal way of asking (Have you finished ...) when the asker has no wills or ideas or guesses about the answer.
Please give me your ideas on this.
Thank you so much !