English Grammar


finished

Who knows?


I am finished with the mission or I have finished the mission?
What's right?
Is there a difference in the meaning, if both forms are right?

2 comments

  • Who knows?


    I am finished with the mission or I have finished the mission?
    What's right?
    Is there a difference in the meaning, if both forms are right?
  • Either statement is right. I am sure.
    But of course there is a slight shade of meaning that puts apart the sentences.
    In my opinion:
    "I am finished with the mission" is likely to be shortened by "I am finished", period. The main subject is I who is finished .
    "I have finished the mission" insists more on the mission. You would not say "I have finished" without mentioning the object.
    How does that catch you, Rike?

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