[General] "It is done" or "It has been done"

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Generally, when people have completed a work or task, they say "It is done".

"It is done" is the passive form of "I do it".

I feel that the people have to say "It has been done".Because "It has been done" is

the possive form of "I have done it", I expect poeple to use "It has been done".

Why do people use "It is done" instead of using "It has been done"? Please clarify.

Like "It is done" People use "is + past participle" in many cases to refer completed actions.
 
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Welcome to the forum, rajpv. :hi:
Generally, when people have completed a [STRIKE]work[/STRIKE] job or task, they say "It is done".

"It is done" is the passive form of "I do it".

I feel that the people have to say "It has been done".Because "It has been done" is

the p[STRIKE]o[/STRIKE]ssive form of "I have done it", I expect poeple to use "It has been done".

Why do p[STRIKE]oe[/STRIKE]eople use "It is done" instead of using "It has been done"? Please clarify.

Like "It is done" People use "is + past participle" in many cases to refer completed actions.
We very often have free choice in the tenses we use, depending on how we view the situation. 'It has been done' considers the action retrospectively. 'It is done' presents the task in a completed state.
 
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If "It is done" means the task is in a completed state, then the "done" in "It is done" is considered as an adjective?
 
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