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they are done riding on the swing

Discussion in 'English Only' started by sunfloweronline, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. sunfloweronline

    sunfloweronline Senior Member

    vietnamese
    May I ask: What does this sentence mean?
    They are done riding on the swing.
     
  2. PaulQ

    PaulQ Senior Member

    UK
    English - England
    Do you have any context at all? :rolleyes:
     
  3. Parla Senior Member

    New York City
    English - US
    It's a grammatically incorrect way of saying, "They've finished riding on the swing."
     
  4. SwissPete

    SwissPete Senior Member

    94044 USA
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    This is a swing.
     
  5. Sprache Senior Member

    United States
    English/inglés
    Is it really incorrect though?
     
  6. Thomas Tompion Senior Member

    Southwest France
    English - England
    I'd say it was extremely colloquial, in BE. I wouldn't call it incorrect. I wouldn't call a colloquialism incorrect; it's not a bad grammatical habit.
     

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