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    Are you done yet?

    Hello every body!

    When we expect that someone who is doing a work has finished his/her work and ask her/his, are you done yet?

    I couldn't find why that is asked as passive. can you please explain it?
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    Re: Are you done yet?

    It is active rather than passive because 'done' is an adjective according to http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie.../done_1?q=done
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    Re: Are you done yet?

    Is it like "I am thirsty"? Is "done" like "thirsty"? Isn't "done" participle part of "do"?

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    Re: Are you done yet?

    'Are you done yet?' and 'Have you done yet?' both mean 'Have you finished yet?'

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    Re: Are you done yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
    Isn't "done" participle part of "do"?
    I am done with my work.
    I am finished with my work.
    Both 'done' and 'finished' are adjectives rather than participles.
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    Re: Are you done yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by moseen View Post
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    Re: Are you done yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'Are you done yet?' and 'Have you done yet?' both mean 'Have you finished yet?'
    I want to make sure this is a difference in our variants of English and not a typo or something.
    In the US, you would not say this. "Have you done the dishes yet?" "Have you don't your homework yet?" -- but not "Have you done yet" without an object. This is okay for you, Rover?

    (I keep learning new differences between our "common" languages.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Are you done yet?

    "Have you done yet?" definitely doesn't work for me in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Are you done yet?

    'Have you done (yet)?' must be limited to northern English dialects.

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    Re: Are you done yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Have you done yet?" definitely doesn't work for me in BrE.
    Doesn't "Are you done yet?" work for you?

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