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    #1

    was just done vs just got done vs have just been done

    1)"I just got done remodeling my house."

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    2)"I was just done remodeling my house."

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    3)"I've just been done remodeling my house."

    Do these sentences mean the same? Are they all OK?

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    #2

    Re: was just done vs just got done vs have just been done

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
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    "I just got done remodeling my house." OK and would frequently be expressed this way.

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    2)"I was just done remodeling my house." Would expect a follow-on clause such as "...when a fire destroyed the kitchen".

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    3)"I've just been done remodeling my house."

    Do these sentences mean the same? Are they all OK? I would understand meaning but #'s 2 & 3 are not expressed properly. I would state as "I have (I've) just finished remodeling my house".
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    #3

    Re: was just done vs just got done vs have just been done

    None of them is OK in BrE.

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    Re: was just done vs just got done vs have just been done

    I just finished remodelling my house.
    I have just finished remodelling my house.

    (BrE)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: was just done vs just got done vs have just been done

    Could I use "...was just done..." as in "I was just done working out and felt very thirsty. I walked up to the fridge to get some orange juice."?

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    Re: was just done vs just got done vs have just been done

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Could I use "...was just done..." as in "I was just done working out and felt very thirsty. I walked up to the fridge to get some orange juice."?
    In BrE, no.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: was just done vs just got done vs have just been done

    What about the phrasel verb "get through" that is similar in meaning? Can it be followed directly by a gerund? Or there needs to be "with" as in "I just got through texting my friend/with texting my friend."?

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    Re: was just done vs just got done vs have just been done

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    What about the phrasel verb "get through" that is similar in meaning? Can it be followed directly by a gerund? Or there needs to be "with" as in "I just got through texting my friend/with texting my friend."?
    In BrE, "to get through" has more of a "to survive some kind of ordeal" meaning.

    - I got through the exam.
    - He wasn't looking forward to the job interview but he got through it OK.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: was just done vs just got done vs have just been done

    It would be great if I could get an answer on the American side. Other people are welcome to answer it.

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    #10

    Re: was just done vs just got done vs have just been done

    I believe the first response you got was from an American.

    I've just finished - this is my preference.
    I just got done - this doesn't seem odd to me.
    I got done about 10 pm last night = I finished about 10 pm last night. I don't find the first particularly informal.

    One of the times that Americans do use simple past when others (I believe) use present perfect is with "just."

    I just stepped in some gum vs. I've just stepped in some gum (both are okay here, but only the latter is okay in BrE, I believe.)

    So we have no problem with "I just got done."
    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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