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Old 07-11-2009, 09:36 AM
SanDiegoTim SanDiegoTim is offline
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Proper usage of "done" and "finished"

Although I cannot recall the source, I was taught that the word "done" relates to food preparation (The turkey is done). On the other hand, "finished" means completed (My homework is finished).

Modern dictionaries don't seem to make this distinction. Did something change over the last 40 years?