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    said and done

    Does it mean something has been discussed and agreed?

    Thanks.

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    Re: said and done

    Quote Originally Posted by phalkun
    Does it mean something has been discussed and agreed?

    Thanks.
    'said and done' means, after everyone had spoken, after everything had been said, and after everything (i.e., every action) had been done to solve the problem, we finally agreed / we still disagreed.

    All the best, :D

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    phalkun Guest

    Re: said and done

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    Quote Originally Posted by phalkun
    Does it mean something has been discussed and agreed?

    Thanks.
    'said and done' means, after everyone had spoken, after everything had been said, and after everything (i.e., every action) had been done to solve the problem, we finally agreed / we still disagreed.

    All the best, :D

    Is it used as an adverb or what? Can you plz me a few examples?

    Cheers.

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    Re: said and done

    Quote Originally Posted by phalkun

    Is it used as an adverb or what? Can you please give me a few examples?

    Cheers
    EX: After everything was said and done, Sam still refused to come to work.

    EX: Before anything is said or done, we should hold a vote.

    The underlined portion functions as a subordinate clause; it's adverbial in function: It answers the question, "When?"

    Structure: be said and done

    be (linking verb)
    said (past participle, Subject Complement: predicate adjective)
    and (conjunction)
    done (past participle, Subject Complement: predicate adjective)

    All the best, :D

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