I’ve Finished vs. I’m Finished
- I have finished the job.
- She has not yet finished working on the project.
Finished can also be used as an adjective after a form of be (is, am, are, was and were). In this case, it means ready.
Note that the sentence I have nearly finished means more or less the same as the sentence I am nearly finished. Both sentences can be used to mean I am almost ready.
The structure be + finished is mainly used in informal English.
Study the examples given below.
- Wait a minute. I’m nearly finished. / I’ve nearly finished.
- I went to the studio to get the photos, but they weren’t / hadn’t finished. (= The photos weren’t ready.)