I just done vs I just finished


Senior Member
English - Canada
If we compare these two sentences:

1. I just done


2. I just finished

The first one doesn't make sense I think while the second one does. However, if we were to remove just, then:

1. I done


2. I finished

Both would seem to make sense? I think. Why is this the case?

Let's take an example sentence:

1. I just done dinner


2. I just finished dinner

done and finished are both verbs but why can't done be used in the same way as finished?
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Done is the past participle of the verb “to do”. You can never say “I done” – it needs to be “I did”.
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