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    done doing in the future

    "If we check back with them in two hours, they will be done fixing you truck."

    Can we use "done doing something" in the future?

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    Re: done doing in the future

    [will be done] [fixing your truck]
    [finished] [fixing your truck]

    Can we use "done doing something" in the future?
    It is "to be done doing something".

    Yes.

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    Re: done doing in the future

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "If we check back with them in two hours, they will be done fixing your truck."
    "done fixing" or
    "done with fixing"


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    Re: done doing in the future

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "If we check back with them in two hours, they will be done fixing you truck."

    Can we use "done doing something" in the future?
    Yes; if you must use "done" for "finished".

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    Re: done doing in the future

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    "done fixing" or
    "done with fixing"

    I stopped fixing your car.
    I am done fixing your car.


    I stopped with fixing your car.
    I am done with fixing your car.

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    Re: done doing in the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes; if you must use "done" for "finished".
    It's not that I must use "done" for "finish". I hear people saying different things. I'm just curious to know if it's acceptable.

    Is it possible to use "going to" for "will" with "to be done"?

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    Re: done doing in the future

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    It's not that I must use "done" for "finish". I hear people saying different things. I'm just curious to know if it's acceptable.
    I know. I'm just signalling my dislike for it. However, you'll find it common in AmE.
    Is it possible to use "going to" for "will" with "to be done"?
    It's possible. "Just wait. I'm going to be done with this soon."
    But "going to" tends to express more volition than mere futurity. So, I'd say, "I'm going to stop this soon" (because I choose to), but "I'll be finished (done) with this soon" (because the works almost done).
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    Re: done doing in the future

    /A learner/

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    It's not true that I must use "done" for "finish". I hear people saying different things. I'm just curious to know if it's acceptable.

    Is it possible to use "going to" for "will" with "to be done"?
    I think this is possible.

    I am going to be done with this job till 10 o'clock. (Decided yesterday)

    But I also think this doesn't mean the job is finished at 10 o'clock.
    Could be either finished or postponed.

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    Re: done doing in the future

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    I am going to be done with this job till 10 o'clock. (Decided yesterday)
    You can't say that. It possible to say, "I'm not going to be done till 10".

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    Re: done doing in the future

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    /A learner/


    I think this is possible.

    I am going to be done with this job till 10 o'clock. (Decided yesterday)

    But I also think this doesn't mean the job is finished at 10 o'clock.
    Could be either finished or postponed.
    Why would you put in "true"? It's got nothing to do with it!!

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