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    Hello,
    I am confusing with the use of "Done" in the next sentense:

    The first one is done for you.

    If done is past participle why donīt use was insted of is?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Done

    Welcome to the forum, jimener.
    Quote Originally Posted by jimener View Post
    I am confusing ed with by the use of "Done" in the next sentensce:

    The first one is done for you.

    If "done" is a past participle, why donīt we use "was" instead of "is"?
    The verb here is in the passive voice. To construct the passive, we use an appropriate form of BE plus the past participle of the full verb. 'Past participle' is an unhelpful name for this form of the verb; it often has nothing to do with the past. It is the tense of BE that is the tense of the whole passive construction.

    The first one is done. - present simple
    The first one was done. - past simple
    The first one has been done. - present perfect
    The first one is being done. - present continuous/progressive

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    Re: Done

    Quote Originally Posted by jimener View Post
    Hello,
    I am confused with the use of "Done" in the next sentence:

    The first one is done for you.

    If done is the past participle why donīt we use was instead of is? Because "done" is the past participle of "do", but used, in your example, as an adjective, just as in your opening statement where "confused" (as corrected) is the past participle of "confuse" used as an adjective.

    Thanks in advance
    I addressed the use of "done" rather than the is/was issue as 5jj has explained.

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