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  1. brc
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    finish with - passive - active

    can you explain the difference btwn these 2 sentences:
    -when you are finished with the report, you are free to leave
    -when you have finished with the report, you are free to leave.

    to be finished with / to finish with

    Thank you

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    Cool Re: finish with - passive - active

    Quote Originally Posted by brc View Post
    can you explain the difference btwn these 2 sentences:
    -when you are finished with the report, you are free to leave
    -when you have finished with the report, you are free to leave.

    to be finished with / to finish with

    Thank you
    In the first sentence, finished is an adjective; in the other, a verb. Both sentences state that you may go when you no longer use/do/deal with etc something. Neither of the sentences is in the passive.

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