Done vs. Finished

In this lesson, we will work on the similarities and differences between 'done' and 'finished'. Some do not even know these details. C'mon.

"Done" vs. "Finished" in English

What Is Their Main Difference?

Both of these words refer to an action, a task, etc. that is completed. However, we mainly use 'finished' when we eat something, but we use 'done' when the food is ready.


Both of these words refer to the same thing. We use both to indicate something is over, however, if you want to be specific, remember that cakes, bread, and food generally are done, whereas, we use 'finished' when we eat something. Check out the following examples:

Having done your homework earlier feels better.

I finished breakfast like two minutes ago.


As mentioned above, both are used to indicate that something is completed. Take a look at the following examples for more clarification:

I finished the household chores an hour our so.

Maria has done her part in the project.

Are They Interchangeable?

Most people use them interchangeably in most contexts. However, note their difference when it comes to food. Compare:

✓ She said she had finished her task.

✓ She said she had finished her task.


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