Are you done yet?

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

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

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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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'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.)
 

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"Have you done yet?" definitely doesn't work for me in BrE.
 

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

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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?"
Was that "don't" meant to be "done"?
 

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Doesn't "Are you done yet?" work for you?

Moseen, you probably mean to ask Does the phrase work. Doesn't it work? has a slightly different meaning.
 

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Moseen, you probably mean to ask Does the phrase work. Doesn't it work? has a slightly different meaning.

Emsr2d2 said "Have you done yet?" doesn't work for me, I wanted to ask from him how about "Are you done yet"?
 

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Doesn't "Are you done yet?" work for you?

Moseen, you probably mean to ask Does the phrase work. Doesn't it work? has a slightly different meaning.

Emsr2d2 said "Have you done yet?" doesn't work for me, I wanted to ask from him how about "Are you done yet"?
The natural way to ask that in this context is Does "Are you done yet?" work for you? When you begin the question with "Doesn't", you are saying "I believe that Are you done yet? works. Am I wrong?"

This is a nuance which you don't have to learn at this stage in your studies. For now, you should always ask these questions with the positive wording, "Does".
 

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Yes, some speakers of BrE use "Are you done yet?"
 

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I am so sorry, because your profile photo is a male photo I thought you are a male.
 

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Both R2-D2 and C-3PO are droids. I don't consider them to be male or female. :)
 

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Oh Piscean, ems and I are on to your tricks, you... dotard!
:-o
 
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