Is "we are finished" grammatically correct? I thought it would be more correct to say "We have finished".
Saying I/we are finished implies that the person in question is in a state of being finished with some task. It is referring to the person and not specifically the task.
I/we have finished refers to the task itself being finished or complete, and perhaps the person has moved on to another task or is waiting for something to occur.
There is a difference in meaning, at least in idiomatic usage.
We have finished indicates that a task is complete. We have no more to do.
We are finished is often used to convey a feeling such as we are doomed or we have lost. There is nothing more that we are able to do.
protected by tchrist♦ Sep 24 '15 at 14:08
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