the Schwarzschild Ulna (aeolian_harp) wrote in linguaphiles,
the Schwarzschild Ulna

Canadian (?) dialect

As a US citizen born and raised, I always say "I am done with school"/"I am finished with work," etc., but I have seen many Canadians write "I am done school"/"I am finished work". I don't know if this is common in other English dialects but I'm wondering how it works linguistically and grammatically. I guess I don't really have a specific question, I'm just interested in hearing anything you have to say about it or why some dialects consistently use "with" and others (almost?) never do - and also if this is solely colloquial or is also used formally.

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