To be finished
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To be finishedThe verb to finish can be used with the auxiliary 'to have' or 'to be': 'I have finished' (the auxiliary verb 'have') as well as I am finished (auxiliary verb to be) (predominantly American):
I am finished with the work you gave me. I have finished, I have completed the work you gave me.
As soon as you are finished speaking with Polly, please come to my office. As soon as you have finished speaking with Polly, please come to my office.
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