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    on the point of compliting

    " I've been on the point of compliting this assignment. But I'm not done yet." Correct?


    I have heard this expression few times not very often "On the point...."

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    Re: on the point of compliting

    I know that it's correct. I've been meaning to ask you if it's used in coversation a lot. At least I haven't heard it in the street very often. On top of that, it's very comfortable to deligate people to go look up in the dictionary without actually giving a word of explanation of the contex it might have been used in. How's your Dutch doing, dude?
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    Re: on the point of compliting

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I know that it's correct. I've been meaning to ask you if it's used in coversation a lot. At least I haven't heard it in the street very often.
    NOT A TEACHER.

    I've never heard it. You might hear the following:

    "I'm about to complete this assignment."

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    Re: on the point of compliting

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    " I've been on the point of compliting this assignment. But I'm not done yet." Correct?
    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I know that it's correct.

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    Re: on the point of compliting

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    NOT A TEACHER.

    I've never heard it. You might hear the following:

    "I'm about to complete this assignment."
    That's what I meant. I heard it in a movie directed by BBC. Sometimes they use a lot phrases that you hardly hear in evryday life.

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    Re: on the point of compliting

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    So any advice on how often it's used? Don't just give me your OK sign.

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    #8

    Re: on the point of compliting

    I hear this idiom often.

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    Re: on the point of compliting

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    I hear this idiom often.
    Ik ben Ostap!

    You mean when talking to the Dutch?

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    Re: on the point of compliting

    I know that it's correct.
    It's not correct until you alter the spelling of completing.

    Rover

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