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How about this,
1. the car is fixed
2. the car has been fixed
I think 2. is much better, but is the first one incorrect somehow? If not, then what's the main difference?
Edit: Sorry, I did not read other posts carefully. There is answer to a similar question already.
Last edited by a_3; 10-Dec-2006 at 20:30.
The cake is made. // The dishes are done. // The roast is done.
Number 2 focuses on the completed action and the present perfect says that the speaker thinks this finished action is important to now. You could also use,
The car was fixed.