kamomil (kamomil) wrote in linguaphiles,
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done like dinner

I read through this post http://linguaphiles.livejournal.com/5672802.html

and I was intrigued that many of you had never heard, or would never use "I'm done the homework".

How would you say that instead? "Done" is the first word that comes to mind. I might say "finished" to be emphatic, or as an alternate word if the person didn't understand.

I'm a native English speaker from Southwestern Ontario. If I step back for a moment, I think that sentence might need another word or two, "I'm done with my homework" but I might say "I'm done work" as well, when I'm finished at my job for the day.

I'm interested to hear what you think. Thanks!

ETA: I might also say "I'm done working". One of my parents is from Newfoundland, but I don't remember it being particular to Newfoundland or Ontario.
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  • Interpretation of the Legend

    (inscriptions on the Kushan Kingdom coins / надписи на монетах Кушанского царства)

  • Spanish query

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