If we start by ten, we finish by noon.

If we start by ten, we will finish by noon.

If we start by ten, we will be finished by noon.

Could any advisor tell me the differences among them? Thanks.

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the first and the second one are ok.
the first speaks in general, say, you work at a factory.

The 3rd one means someone will finish you.
Really? the third one? Haha..
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Oh really...? I'm not sure, but I'd have thought the following two can have a similar meaning:

# If we start by ten, we will have finished by noon.

# If we start by ten, we will be finished by noon.


(I'm not sure.)
passive is not ok here.
"We will have finished it by noon" is correct.
"Really? the third one? Haha"

Yes, the third one is the only false sentence. (haha)

Does haha mean thank you for your efforts to help me or is it just another example of my cultural shock.
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... but I hear "I'm finished" fairly often. At the end of the work day, for example, you may say " I'm finished for the day," according to my dictionary.
According to my OALD, you are correct:

"adjective [not before noun] finished (with sb/sth) no longer doing sth or dealing with sb/sth:
I won’t be finished for another hour. I’m not finished with you yet.

It seems that it's not a passive sentence...
In my opinion, all three are okay. "Be finished" is not a passive construction.

I am finished with my essay means I have completed work on it.

Inchoateknoweldge, I'm sure you didn't intend it that way, but that picture with the wagging finger looks like a parent scolding a child. I don't think it's appropriate to use here, since we are all trying to share knowledge; we are not children who stayed out too late at night.
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