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    Question you already have the report done, don't you?

    Hi,

    Below is a conversation from Skype, I have a question for below sentence.

    you already have the report done, don't you?

    Can I say:
    1). Have you already have the report done?
    2). Do you already have the report done?

    I think both "1" and "2" are correct and without any syntax error, but I need to confirm.

    Please help, thanks.

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    Last edited by fenglish; 17-Dec-2015 at 07:43. Reason: highlight the sentence

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    #2

    Re: you already have the report done, don't you?

    The second one is preferable.

    You could also say:

    Is the report finished yet?

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    #3

    Re: you already have the report done, don't you?

    1). Have you already have the report done?
    2). Do you already have the report done?

    They both do not sound right to me.

    How about: Have you completed the report?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: you already have the report done, don't you?

    The first is incorrect English. The second is fine.

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    #5

    Re: you already have the report done, don't you?

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post

    Can I say:
    1). Have you already have the report done?
    2). Do you already have the report done?

    I think both "1" and "2" are correct and without any syntax error, but I need to confirm.
    The first one does not seem to work:
    "Have you already have(?) the report done?". I think that "Have you already got(BrE)/gotten(AmE) the report done?" should have been used instead - the second "have" is wrong there.

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: you already have the report done, don't you?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    1). Have you already have the report done?
    2). Do you already have the report done?

    They both do not sound right to me.

    How about: Have you completed the report?
    Say:

    Neither sounds right to me

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    Re: you already have the report done, don't you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Say:

    Neither sounds right to me
    OK, omitting the "both" in my sentence may sound better.
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    #8

    Re: you already have the report done, don't you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    The second one is preferable.

    You could also say:

    Is the report finished yet?
    I have never used "yet" like that.
    For "Is the report finished yet", does it mean "Is the report still not finished"?

    I just use "yet" in below situation:
    --> Not finish yet. (or similar, note that the sentence has "NOT")

    It sounds strange if just use "Finish yet". Can't understand the meaning why need to add "yet" without "NOT".
    Last edited by fenglish; 17-Dec-2015 at 16:33. Reason: add more explanation

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    #9

    Re: you already have the report done, don't you?

    A: Is the report finishef?
    B; No, it's not finished.

    A: Is the report finished?
    B: Yes, it's finished.

    A: Is the report finished yet?
    B: No, it's not finished. Not yet.

    A: Is the report finished yet?
    B: Yes, it's finished.

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