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Dear all,

Kindly tell me the difference in the meaning of the following sentences. I have asked this question to many people but unfortunately no one answered me.

1.I am finished.

2.I have finished.


Thanking you.

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Both can mean that you have completed a task. In this sense, (1) is a little more informal.

(1) can also mean that you are doomed, i.e. something terminally bad is going to happen, such as you are going to die, or, less drastically, your career is ruined, or something like that.

cat navy 4251.I am finished.

Please note that the above spacing is incorrect. It should be like this:

1. I am finished.

I wish I had a dollar for every time I have written that.

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Thanks a lot

Remember also, of course, that in conversational English we usually use contractions "I'm" and "I've".

"I wish I had a dollar for every time I have written that".

Sir, I have one doubt about the above sentence of you. I couldn't not understand why you used "have written" there. Is it possible to use "I write that". Enlighten me please.

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cat navy 425"I wish I had a dollar for every time I have written that".
Sir, I have one doubt about the above sentence of you. I couldn't not understand why you used "have written" there. Is it possible to use "I write that". Enlighten me please.

"I wish I had a dollar for every time I have written that" means that I would now have the accumulation of all the dollars, one dollar for each past occasion on which I wrote it.

"I wish I had a dollar for every time I write that" doesn't work properly. One problem is that we expect "write" to be backshifted, and another problem is that "for every" does not work very well when you seem to be talking about one instance at a time. "I wish I had a dollar every time I wrote that" could work, but I would still choose my original sentence over this.

Very exactly explained. Thanks a lot sir.