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    Question Failed, Fail, Finish, Finished, Have Finished, Worry, Worried

    Hello,
    I want to ask you about something. Please help me solving my confusion.

    So, I've been feeling confused with the word "fail".
    Sometimes, I see that people write "You are failed" and the other times, I see that people write "You failed".What's the difference?

    And when I opened Google for an answer, instead of getting the answer, I was faced with another confusing word.
    It's "finish".
    What's the difference between "I'm finished" and "I'm finished" (or even "I've finished")?
    The three have the same meaning.

    And also to the word "worry". What's the difference between "I'm worried" and "I worry"?

    Thank you. Please answer my questions.

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    Re: Failed, Fail, Finish, Finished, Have Finished, Worry, Worried

    Quote Originally Posted by agnescarita View Post
    So, I've been feeling confused with the word "fail".
    Sometimes, I see that people write "You are failed" and the other times, I see that people write "You failed".What's the difference?
    You are failed is ungrammatical.

    And when I opened Google for an answer, instead of getting the answer, I was faced with another confusing word.
    It's "finish".
    What's the difference between "I'm finished" and "I'm finished" (or even "I've finished")?
    The three have the same meaning.
    You've only written two variations. I'm finished means I have completed something. You might say that at the end of a hurried meal so your companions know you're ready to go somewhere. I've finished is similar but not usually natural as a complete sentence. It's more likely to be part of a longer sentence like I'll tell you when I've finished eating.

    And also to the word "worry". What's the difference between "I'm worried" and "I worry"?
    The first is a natural complete sentence. The second is only natural as part of a longer sentence. When I think about my son, I worry about how he will be able to pay for health insurance.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Failed, Fail, Finish, Finished, Have Finished, Worry, Worried

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I've finished is similar but not usually natural as a complete sentence.
    It's fine in BrE, and nearly as common as I'm finished. Ngram

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