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He's finished eating VERSUS he's finishes eating #1 (permalink) Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:22 am   He's finished eating VERSUS he's finishes eating
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #57 "Chit Chat: At the pub", question 6

Deborah: Oh yes. He's very good. At home when he's ......... eating, he goes into the kitchen and washes up his plates.

(a) finished
(b) ended
(c) ends
(d) finishes

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #57 "Chit Chat: At the pub", answer 6

Deborah: Oh yes. He's very good. At home when he's finished eating, he goes into the kitchen and washes up his plates.

Correct answer: (a) finished

Your answer was: incorrect
Deborah: Oh yes. He's very good. At home when he's finishes eating, he goes into the kitchen and washes up his plates.
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Why answer is "finished" and not "finishes"?

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He's finished eating VERSUS he's finishes eating #2 (permalink) Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:02 am   He's finished eating VERSUS he's finishes eating
 

Hi Goran

You can say either "when he finishes eating" or "when he is finished eating".

'Finishes' is the simple present tense of the verb finish.

'Is finished' consists of the simple present tense of the verb be and the word finished (an adjective).
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He's finished eating VERSUS he's finishes eating #3 (permalink) Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:17 am   He's finished eating VERSUS he's finishes eating
 

Hi Amy,

Can't fault the explanation but as a matter of fact when I wrote that, I had in mind: When he has finished eating.

What a language!

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He's finished eating VERSUS he's finishes eating #4 (permalink) Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:34 am   He's finished eating VERSUS he's finishes eating
 

Hi Alan

Aha! Well, you know we Americans tend to go for the simple tenses before considering the present perfect. 8)

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He's finished eating VERSUS he's finishes eating #5 (permalink) Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:37 am   He's finished eating VERSUS he's finishes eating
 

So is the "is finished" legal ? I thought it was "has finished" too.
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He's finished eating VERSUS he's finishes eating #6 (permalink) Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:52 am   He's finished eating VERSUS he's finishes eating
 

Please, Yankee. Give more one chance to know the difference between " go for and make for, with example if possible. I introduced this new subject because there is this phrasal verb in your statement above. My best regards.
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