"well done" or "done well" ?

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"well done" or "done well" ?

Post by Irrational » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:54 pm

Which one of the following sentences is correct:
"The job is well done" or "The job is done well".
I thought that both could be correct, but I am not sure and I couldn't find an answer anywhere.

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Re: "well done" or "done well" ?

Post by Alan » Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:40 am

Both are grammatically possible.

I suspect that what you mean to say is: the job has been done well. (i.e. to a high standard).