it's my first post here. So sorry for mistakes. Today I watched instastory and I saw christmass tree with writing: "job is done". I thought about it and different between:

  • It is done (-- I don't know it's right )
  • It has done (-- It's Present Perfect )
  • It has been done

Can someone explain me difference?

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    "Job is done" looks like an example of headlinese, which is a kind of simplified grammar we often use for headlines and signs.
    – stangdon
    Commented Dec 22, 2022 at 15:41

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Your first sentence 'it is done' is present simple passive voice. With a help of passive voice you can inform someone that someone did/finished the job. Or something is done by somebody regularly/everyday/as expected...

The room is cleaned by Tom. (Tom cleaned the room).

When it comes to your second sentence saying job has done It is present perfect active voice. Now it might mean that 'job' finished something or did something. So let's replace it with Tom.

Tom has done the job. (Tom finished it).

As for your third sentence, it is present perfect passive voice You can use it to tell that something has been done by someone at some time up to now.

Active : Thomas has written many books. Passive: Many books have been written by Thomas.

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