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What is the difference between these two sentences semantically?

  1. The class is finished.
  2. The class has finished.
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Syntactically in the first sentence finished is used as an adjective and in the second sentence finished is used as an intransitive verb

Semantically there is no difference between the above two sentences.

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  • Is there any situation than can draw a distinction between them ? With adverbs or any other words. Mar 19 '19 at 6:31
  • Syntactically in the first sentence finished is used as an adjective and in the second sentence finished is used as an intransitive verb Mar 19 '19 at 6:33
  • I meant if I use yet and negative is this also true for both of them? The class has not finished yet, the class is not finished yet. Mar 19 '19 at 6:39
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    @KshitijSingh are you ok with sentence 2? Mar 19 '19 at 7:36
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    Yes The play finished at 10:30 Mar 19 '19 at 7:48

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