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  1. Marina Gaidar's Avatar
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    I'm done/I'm through

    Imagine that you've been given a task or a quest after which you have to do something else. Is it correct to say "When I'm done with this, I will work on... (something else)". What are the other variants to say this without an object? "When I'm through"? Do not these variants sound too modern? I need something a little bit out of fashion.

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    Re: I'm done/I'm through

    Hi Marina,

    How about "Once the present task has been fully accomplished/fulfilled, I shall..."?

    Alternatively: "After the present works bestowed on me have been completely carried through, I shall..."

    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: I'm done/I'm through

    I have not left undone that thing which I was to have done.

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    Re: I'm done/I'm through

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Hi Marina,

    How about "Once the present task has been fully accomplished/fulfilled, I shall..."?

    Alternatively: "After the present works bestowed on me have been completely carried through, I shall..."

    charliedeut
    Hi! Wow! Nice to meet you, Mr. Shakespeare Very... creative of you! I like your variants.

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    Re: I'm done/I'm through

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I have not left undone that thing which I was to have done.
    A tricky one! But I like it too!

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    Re: I'm done/I'm through

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    A tricky one! But I like it too!
    I confess that I do.

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