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    #1

    done doing something

    I heard a phrase that I would very much like to know if it's possible to use it this way "done doing something".

    "I'm done living in your shadow. I'm done hiding behind your words." original.

    "When you are ready to go the movies I'll be done getting ready for the quiz."

    Correct?

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    #2

    Re: done doing something

    Correct.

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    #3

    Re: done doing something

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Correct.
    What do people think from the States?

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    #4

    Re: done doing something

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I heard a phrase that I would very much like to know if it's possible to use it this way "done doing something".

    "I'm done living in your shadow. I'm done hiding behind your words." original.

    "When you are ready to go the movies I'll be done getting ready for the quiz."

    Correct?
    I agree with Rover. My only suggestion is that you substitute preparing for getting ready in the last sentence. It's just my personal preference.

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    Re: done doing something

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    I agree with Rover. My only suggestion is that you substitute preparing for getting ready in the last sentence. It's just my personal preference.
    What would be the difference between "I'm done doing something" and "I'm done with doing something"?

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    Re: done doing something

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    What do people think from the States?
    I believe Am English has taken the phrase a bit further. We (on both sides of the pond) use 'to be done Xing' as meaning 'to have finished Xing'. But I've noticed a usage on TV dramas that is not common in Britain, to end a conversation - 'Are we done?' or, more assertively, 'We're done here.'

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    Re: done doing something

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I believe Am English has taken the phrase a bit further. We (on both sides of the pond) use 'to be done Xing' as meaning 'to have finished Xing'. But I've noticed a usage on TV dramas that is not common in Britain, to end a conversation - 'Are we done?' or, more assertively, 'We're done here.'

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    Would there be a difference if we use "done doing something" or "done with doing someting"?
    Last edited by ostap77; 28-Nov-2010 at 14:14.

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    Re: done doing something

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would there be a difference if we use "done doing something" or "done doing with doing someting"?
    I've never heard the second one, although I suppose it would be possible in a jocular context - because 'to be doing with something' can colloquially be used to mean 'tolerate a sort of behaviour: 'I can't be doing with that'. But this is very far-fetched.

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    Re: done doing something

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I've never heard the second one, although I suppose it would be possible in a jocular context - because 'to be doing with something' can colloquially be used to mean 'tolerate a sort of behaviour: 'I can't be doing with that'. But this is very far-fetched.

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    Sorry I meant "done with doing something.

    "I'm done reading the book."

    OR

    "I'm dome with reding the book."

    Would there be a difference between this two?
    Last edited by ostap77; 28-Nov-2010 at 14:22.

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    #10

    Re: done doing something

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Sorry I meant "done with doing something.

    "I'm done reading the book."

    OR

    "I'm dome with reding the book."

    Would there be a difference between this two?
    Yes, sometimes. If you're done with doing something you mean you don't enjoy carrying on.

    When I'm done reading, I'll join you. [You don't mind reading, but you have to finish it.]

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    I'm done with reading his books; they're rubbish.

    But often they have more or less the same meaning.

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