done/through (was: Those pesky negatives (revisited))

Wilson Gray wilson.gray at RCN.COM
Fri Aug 13 12:45:27 UTC 2004

On Aug 13, 2004, at 8:33 AM, Geoff Nathan wrote:

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> Subject:      Re: done/through (was: Those pesky negatives (revisited))
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> At 09:06 PM 8/12/2004, you wrote:
>> Geoff, which "it" is it that you'd "probably not write," "done" or
>> "through"?  For me, "done" doesn't work on any level in this
>> particular
>> environment. It's too stylistically foreign. I'm more accustomed to
>> hearing "I ain't got nary another one" than I am to hearing, "When
>> you're done with that, can I have it?" But, "When you're through with
>> that, can I have it?" is aces with me.
> Either--for me they're stylistically identical.
> Geoff

Duh! Yes, you said that. -WG

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