when you have finished playing with them

Discussion in 'English Only' started by ridgemao, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. ridgemao

    ridgemao Senior Member

    Kuala Lumpur
    Chinese - Mandarin

    I saw many toys on the floor on my daughter's room, the room was very messy. So I told her: "You shouldn't leave your toys on the floor, you should put your toys away when you have finished playing with them."

    Is this sentence "when you have finished playing" too formal here? Do you have a more idiomatic way to say it?

  2. Chris K Senior Member

    Tacoma WA, US
    English / US
    "... when you're done with them." Your version is fine also.
  3. Parla Senior Member

    New York City
    English - US
    Or (the way I'd say it): ". . . when you're through playing with them."

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