Learn English – “Life finishes” vs “life is finished”

passive-voicesemantics

To convey that someone arrives at the end of his life or simply dies, which sentence is more correct or more common? I prefer the first.

His life finishes.

His life is finished.

If the second one is legitimate, can I assume he is responsible for the action finish (i.e., interpret the sentence as he finishes his life)? If so, what about the following sentence?

I'm done grading the exam papers.

Who is responsible for the action do?

Best Answer

In his life finishes, finish is used as an intransitive verb. In his life is finished, finished is used as an adjective. Both are correct. Neither means he is the performer of the action.

In I am done, done is used as an adjective.

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