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    After I'm done reading I will go out.

    Please, tell me if it is possible to say/write in English: After Im done reading I will go out. This was the time clause I wanted students to translate using I have done or I have finished after preposition. Is Im done correct? Thank you very much

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    Re: After I'm done reading I will go out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vierka01 View Post
    Please, tell me if it is possible to say/write in English: After Im done reading I will go out. This was the time clause I wanted students to translate using I have done or I have finished after preposition. Is Im done correct? Thank you very much
    Yes. You can use "I'm done" but you might want to use a comma after "reading" if this is a written sentence.

    Disclosure: I am not an English teacher.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 09-Apr-2017 at 22:22. Reason: Adding quotation marks to 'reading'.

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    Re: After I'm done reading I will go out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vierka01 View Post
    Is Im done correct?
    This elderly speaker of BrE would not use it.

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