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    Are you finished ? or Are you finish?

    Hello, teachers

    Which one is correct if I want to ask someone if they have finished some thing?

    Are you finished ? or Are you finish?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Are you finished ? or Are you finish?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry12345 View Post
    Hello, teachers

    Which one is correct if I want to ask someone if they have finished some thing?

    Are you finished ? or Are you finish?

    Thank you!
    not a teacher

    When you say somebody is finished, he/she is condemned/doomed.

    You say : Have you finished?
    or Are you done (with something)?

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    Re: Are you finished ? or Are you finish?

    You'll hear both 'Have you finished? and 'Are You finished?'

    I have never come across 'He is finished' with the meaning of 'he is condemned'.

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    Re: Are you finished ? or Are you finish?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    You'll hear both 'Have you finished? and 'Are You finished?'

    I have never come across 'He is finished' with the meaning of 'he is condemned'.
    A Man Is Not Finished When He Is Defeated. He Is Finished When He Quits. -- Richard M.

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    Re: Are you finished ? or Are you finish?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    not a teacher

    When you say somebody is finished, he/she is condemned/doomed.

    You say : Have you finished?
    or Are you done (with something)?
    Not a teacher, nor a native
    "Sb is finished" does't necesarily mean he/she is doomed.
    Quote from Longman:
    I'm almost finished.

    finished - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online

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    Re: Are you finished ? or Are you finish?

    In this sentence ,in my humble opinion "finished" may mean sb is not successful or a failure, not condemned.

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    Re: Are you finished ? or Are you finish?

    I think I agree with all the posts!

    In my opinion:

    - "Are you finished?" is heard but is the less grammatical version of "Have you finished?" which would be the logical interrogative in the present perfect. You will hear all sorts of permutations of it though "Are you finished?", "Are you done?", "Have you finished?", "You done with that yet?"

    - "He's finished", in the relevant context can mean that someone is beaten, they have no more fight in them, or perhaps that they are about to die, probably in some kind of fight.

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