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    have or be finished?

    Hi

    Is there are difference between:

    a) When you have finished, you can go home.

    and

    b) When you are finished, you can go home.

    Cheers

    Nico

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    Re: have or be finished?

    Quote Originally Posted by nico View Post
    Hi

    Is there are difference between:

    a) When you have finished, you can go home.

    and

    b) When you are finished, you can go home.

    Cheers

    Nico

    Hi there
    In terms of general meaning (and result!), there is no real difference. The difference between "have finished" and "are finished" is:
    "have finished": focuses on the action (verb)
    "are finished": focuses on your state or the state of your work (adjective)

    Hope that helps!

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