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    how do we know that a past participle of a verb is used with have or with to be?
    ex: I have gone or I'm gone
    I got confused, please clarify this for me. And if there are any rules, pvide me. thanks in advance.

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    Re: have or to be

    Quote Originally Posted by ucef View Post
    how do we know that a past participle of a verb is used with have or with to be?
    ex: I have gone or I'm gone
    I got confused, please clarify this for me. And if there are any rules, pvide me. thanks in advance.

    The question is not that clear. However, when Have/Has are used with a PP it's meant to build a Present Perfect tense of the verb, while a combination of To be Verbs plus a PP forms a Passive Form. So, to get it right, you've got to study two points in grammar: 1. Present Perfect 2. Passive Voice


    not a teacher...

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    Re: have or to be

    Quote Originally Posted by ucef View Post
    how do we know that a past participle of a verb is used with have or with to be?
    ex: I have gone or I'm gone
    I got confused, please clarify this for me. And if there are any rules, pvide me. thanks in advance.
    The rule is simple. English uses "have" with a past participle.

    When you say "I am gone" the word gone is not a past participle but an adjective. Other uses of "gone" as an adjective can be found here.

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