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    Which one is correct?

    Which sentence is correct?

    I have almost finished the children's study

    I am almost done with the children's study.

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    #2

    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by RoseSpring View Post
    Which sentence is correct?

    I have almost finished the children's study

    I am almost done with the children's study.
    1. I have almost finished the children's study.

    You are probably not working\helping the children with their studies at that moment. The task is not yet completed.

    2. I am almost done with the children's study.

    XYZ: Are you done helping the children with their studies?
    You: I am almost done with the children's study.

    In this scenario, you are currently working on it and letting someone know that you are about to finish it.

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Thanks indeed.

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by RoseSpring View Post
    Which sentence is correct?

    I have almost finished the children's study

    I am almost done with the children's study.
    The first is BrE and the second is AmE.

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    What do you mean by "the children's study"?

    I have more trouble with that then either "I've almost finished" or "I'm almost done." Both of those sound fine to me.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    What do you mean by "the children's study"?

    I have more trouble with that then either "I've almost finished" or "I'm almost done." Both of those sound fine to me.
    I'm wondering that myself, Barb.

    My first thought was that a cleaner was telling us that she had just finished sweeping, dusting and tidying up the room in the house that the children call a study.

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Or maybe, the person's finished painting the room? Who knows! Finished doing/done with doing what in the children's study? And which children have their own study?

    Sorry, it's just clicked from reading 2010's post that you probably don't mean a room: you mean studies - possibly, homework:

    'I've almost finished helping the children with their studies.'
    'I'm almost done with helping the children with their studies.'

    Am I right?

    In which case - well, in any case - the meaning is the same. I think British people would be more likely to say 'I've finished -ing'. To me, 'I'm done with -ing' is a needless colloquialism, although having said that, a simple 'I'm done!' to mean 'I'm/I've finished!' is quite common.

    Also, I'm pretty sure 'I'm done ...' is used more in AmEng, but is that more usually without the 'with', so:

    'I'm almost done helping the children with their studies.'?

    That said, I'm pretty sure Americans would also be more likely to say 'I've finished' - wouldn't they?

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Fine, the actual sentence is like that:

    The gardness is saying to the children's father:

    "I've just finished Jack and Sara's study/ studies."

    I'm really sorry for the confusion, I didin't know that study has this meaning.

    In this case, shall I use studies.

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    '...gardness...'?

    Do you mean governess?

    Rover

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    '...gardness...'?

    Do you mean governess?

    Rover

    How smart I am! Yes I do mean governess, sorry!

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