"I need to be done by 3:00." Is that correct?
In one episode on Modern Family, two men are repairing a fan together. Their dialogue is like this:
"Let's do this."
"OK. But I need to be done by 3:00. That's when my dad's picking me up."
"If we are not done by 3:00, I'm gonna tie a noose on this thing."
I'm really confused about this conversation. Shouldn't it be "I need it to be done by 3:00" and "if it is not done by 3:00" ?