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    Post HAS ALREADY GONE

    HI everybody I'm new in this forum so I hope I can find some help to clear my doubts....

    My question is about the present perfect tense and the use of ALREADY. I would like to know if it's possible to use the structure
    HAS + ALREADY + GONE in a sentence like the following one:

    She doesn’t want to come to the cinema with us because......she has already gone (to the cinema) this afternoon.

    Thanks for your help....


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    Re: HAS ALREADY GONE

    Quote Originally Posted by DimebagLara View Post
    HI everybody I'm new in this forum so I hope I can find some help to clear my doubts....

    My question is about the present perfect tense and the use of ALREADY. I would like to know if it's possible to use the structure HAS + ALREADY + GONE in a sentence like the following one:

    She doesn’t want to come to the cinema with us because......she has already gone (to the cinema) this afternoon.

    Thanks for your help....

    ***not a teacher***
    Yes. It's fine. It means before we suggested her going out she had seen the film.
    I suppose in AmE such adverbs are mostly used with a simple past.

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    Re: HAS ALREADY GONE

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    ***not a teacher***
    Yes. It's fine. It means before we suggested her going out she had seen the film.
    I suppose in AmE such adverbs are mostly used with a simple past.

    Thank you very much for your answer!!!!

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    Re: HAS ALREADY GONE

    Quote Originally Posted by DimebagLara View Post
    HI everybody I'm new in this forum so I hope I can find some help to clear my doubts....

    My question is about the present perfect tense and the use of ALREADY. I would like to know if it's possible to use the structure
    HAS + ALREADY + GONE in a sentence like the following one:

    She doesn’t want to come to the cinema with us because......she has already gone (to the cinema) this afternoon.

    Thanks for your help....

    I would say "...has already been..."

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    Re: HAS ALREADY GONE

    I'd just say ...because she was already there/at the cinema this afternoon.

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    Re: HAS ALREADY GONE

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I would say "...has already been..."
    In AmE "gone" can be used instead of "been" in this case.


    e.g. Have you ever been to France? (BrE)
    e.g. Have you ever gone to France? (AmE)



    AmE can be really confusing to people like me who grew up being taught BrE.

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    Re: HAS ALREADY GONE

    Quote Originally Posted by garret View Post
    In AmE "gone" can be used instead of "been" in this case.


    e.g. Have you ever been to France? (BrE)
    e.g. Have you ever gone to France? (AmE)



    AmE can be really confusing to people like me who grew up being taught BrE.

    Is that so?! Quite confusing to me. I hadn't noticed it, but as bhaisahab pointed out, the correct form should be '...she's been there...', because gone suggests that she hasn't got back yet. Hope some Americans let us know if been is that common in AmE too.

    Thanks.

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