I’ve always felt like I had pretty decent grammar, and definitely notice a lot of mistakes in the things I read, but I just happened onto a supposed rule that I have NEVER heard before. I’m wondering if this particular item is something that you were taught, and if so, could it be a regional thing? Because in Indiana, I was never told about this one.
Items are done; People are finished.
Meaning that you should never say “I’m done with this,” but instead say, “I am finished.” Turkeys are done when they have baked long enough, but people finish what they are doing.
Were you taught this? Was my education lacking in this, or are there other people out there who have never heard of this rule?