Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: is here

  1. Unregistered
    Guest
    #1

    is here

    I'd like to know the difference of three sentences.
    1. Spring has come.
    2. Spring is come.
    3. Spring is here.

    Thank you in advance.

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2003
    • Posts: 12,970
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: is here

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    I'd like to know the difference of three sentences.
    1. Spring has come.
    2. Spring is come.
    3. Spring is here.

    Thank you in advance.
    "has come" (1.) is the present perfect, and it expresses a continuum of time: starting from some unknown time in the past up until now the present time. "is come" (2.) is ungrammatical. There are too many verbs. The verb "is" takes a participle as its object; e.g., "is coming". Sentence 3. is a linking structure. "is" is a linking verb, and "here", a preposition in form, functions as an adverb.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •