Correct spelling, explanation: done is one of the irregular verbs in past form. This means, the forms became what they are with time, not based on any hard principle. There is no specific suffix nor a rule. It is one of the verbs it is best to remember by heart in order not to make any mistakes.
Definition of done:
1. Past participle of do
After I had done all the laundry, I took a small break.
1. To be tired of something
I’m done with the constant arguments with my boss – I’m leaving this company.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: done is a past participle form of do. It is already past – it does not need the -ed suffix, which is used to create regular past forms. This is important, because a word such as
doned implies the existence of a verb to don, which does not exist. When it comes to irregular past participle forms like done it’s best to just remember them.
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