done vs did :

done or 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.”

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  • 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
    certain to make history before he's done
    it's a done deed
  • s  cooked until ready to serve
News & Articles

  • Beckett done for year
    Beckett done for year
    June 30, 2013 - CBS Sports
  • Wife's Refusal To Quit Smoking Begins To Cloud Her Marriage
    DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for eight years. When we married, we both drank and smoked. My husband quit smoking five years ago, and I have continued to smoke off and on. If he catches me with a cigarette it becomes an argument, and it's either I quit or we're done!I love my husband, but I find it difficult to be honest about this. I don't see the big deal if I smoke a cigarette ...
    June 30, 2013 - Dear Abby via Yahoo! News
  • RNC chairman Priebus says GOP has done 'lousy' job reaching out to Latinos
    The chairman of the Republican National Committee told a gathering of the nation’s Latino public officials Saturday that the GOP has done a “lousy” job reaching out to their community, but pledged that a new outreach campaign shows “we want to earn your trust, and your vote.”        
    June 29, 2013 - Chicago Tribune

  • First Dibs: Did Reese Witherspoon Have A Wardrobe Malfunction?
    Did a very pregnant Kate Middleton show up for Queen Elizabeth II's birthday celebrations? Need help deciphering all that Kyrptonian lingo in Man of Steel? And a favorite funny man says goodbye to his mom.
    June 15, 2013 - TheFABlife
  • Did ATMs Represent The Dawn of the Digital Era?
    Sometimes history stares you in the face, and you look in the wrong direction. As a young reporter in the late 1970's I did stories about some of the first Automatic Teller Machines as they came into use. Most of my stories bore in on the concerns that seemed most urgent back then: will people trust getting money from a machine, not a person?
    June 15, 2013 - KERA North Texas
  • Did You Know: Old State House
    Did You Know that Saturday is Arkansas' birthday? On June 15, 1836, we became the 25th state of the union.
    June 14, 2013 - KTHV Little Rock