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  1. Delapoma's Avatar

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    Are you done?

    Which one is better? .Are you done? or Did you finish?....in a school when the teacher wants to know if their students have finished the exercise.Thanks.

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    Re: Are you done?

    To me, 'Are you done?' implies a certain degree of impatience. You may go better with 'Have you finished?'. :)

    Though it's the tone that says the most, so I think you shouldn't be worried too much. :)

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    #3

    Re: Are you done?

    Definitely 'Have you finished?'


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    #4

    Re: Are you done?

    What about "Are you finished"?

    <finished> [adjective]
    no longer doing sth or dealing with somebody / something
    - I wonít be finished for another hour.
    - Iím not finished with you yet.

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    #5

    Re: Are you done?

    Can we say "I am finished"? or do we have to say "I'm done." I mean for "I" specifically.


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    Re: Are you done?

    finished - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    <finished>
    [not before noun] no longer doing, dealing with, or using something [= done]:
    I'm almost finished.


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    #7

    Re: Are you done?

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    Can we say "I am finished"? or do we have to say "I'm done." I mean for "I" specifically.
    You can say either. "I am finished" is preferable

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