done vs did : Common Errors in English

About done vs did

The past participle of “do” is “done,” so it’s not “they have did whatthey promised not to do” but “they have done. . . .” But without ahelping verb, the word is “did.” Nonstandard: “I done good on the test.”Standard: “I did well on the test.”

done Meaning(s)

  • (n) an uproarious party
  • (n) the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
  • (n) doctor's degree in osteopathy
  • (v) engage in
  • (v) carry out or perform an action
  • (v) get (something) done
  • (v) proceed or get along
  • (v) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
  • (v) carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
  • (v) be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
  • (v) create or design, often in a certain way
  • (v) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
  • (v) spend time in prison or in a labor camp
  • (v) carry on or function
  • (v) arrange attractively
  • (v) travel or traverse (a distance)
  • (s) having finished or arrived at completion
  • (s) cooked until ready to serve

did Meaning(s)

  • (n) an uproarious party
  • (n) the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
  • (n) doctor's degree in osteopathy
  • (v) engage in
  • (v) carry out or perform an action
  • (v) get (something) done
  • (v) proceed or get along
  • (v) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
  • (v) carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
  • (v) be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
  • (v) create or design, often in a certain way
  • (v) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
  • (v) spend time in prison or in a labor camp
  • (v) carry on or function
  • (v) arrange attractively
  • (v) travel or traverse (a distance)

done in News

  1. Carrie Fisher’s Ex Bob Tur ‘Done Hiding’ As A Man, Undergoing Procedure To Become A Woman

    Carrie Fisher ‘s one-time boyfriend Bob Tur said she’s “done hiding” in her life as a man, and reveals that for more than a month, she’s been undergoing hormone replacement… READ ON
    on June 13, 2013 Source: RadarOnline.com

  2. Shook Foil signs to Boom Done! Records, prepares debut LP

    Boom Done! Records , the upstart indie label founded by members of Wowser Bowser , just added Shook Foil to its humble yet quickly growing roster, and announced the release of The Tethered Life , the band's debut full-length.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Creative Loafing Atlanta

  3. Pot magazine limit done for good in Colorado

    A Colorado attempt to treat marijuana magazines like pornography and put them behind the counter is done for good. A federal judge agreed Tuesday to issue a permanent ban on the law, which would have taken ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

did in News

  1. Did Obama Just Destroy the Internet?

    Tech writer David Kirkpatrick was aiming to get your attention with his column "Did Obama Just Destroy the U.S. Internet Industry?" Kirkpatrick appeared on The Daily Ticker to provide his answer: Maybe. The drama surrounding the NSA’s once-secret surveillance program of phone records and emails has unleashed a wave of worry about privacy issues for [...]
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Yahoo! Finance: The Daily Ticker

  2. Did the recent Powerball multi-millionaire pay dinner tabs at Buddy Freddy's?

    Did the Zephyrhills lottery winner buy dinner for close to 200 people at a Plant City restaurant Sun
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Central Florida News 13

  3. Did mismanagement or charity care cause Roseland Hospital’s financial emergency?

    Did Roseland Community Hospital wind up on the brink of closing last week because of the primarily poor population it serves? Or because of mismanaging their resources? Depends on who you ask. Roseland had said it was in danger of closing on Wednesday because it owed $7 million to pay off debt that was more than 90 days delinquent. But Gov. Quinn was able to give the safety-net hospital $350,000 ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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