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    I'm gone to or I've gone to

    "If I'm gone to heaven, I won't be able to help you."

    Would you say "I'm gone to " or "I've gone to"?

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    Re: I'm gone to or I've gone to

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "If I'm gone to heaven, I won't be able to help you."

    Would you say "I'm gone to " or "I've gone to"?
    "I've gone"

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    Re: I'm gone to or I've gone to

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "I've gone"
    I've been hearing the use of "I'm gone to" a lot from Southerners.
    Last edited by ostap77; 01-Apr-2011 at 13:17.

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    #4

    Re: I'm gone to or I've gone to

    I would say "If I go to heaven"

    Present Perfect sounds odd with the conditional.

    "If I'd gone to heaven, I wouldn't have been able to help you"
    or
    "If I go to heaven, I won't be able to help you"
    or "If I'm going to heaven, ..."

    EDIT: thank you for the correction, bhai

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    Re: I'm gone to or I've gone to

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I've been hearing the use of "I'm gone to" a lot from Southerners.
    Perhaps you have, but I wouldn't say it. (I presume you mean people from the south of the USA)

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    Re: I'm gone to or I've gone to

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I've been hearing the use of "I'm gone to" a lot from Southeners.
    Stop listening to Southerners. They don't get to heaven anyway.

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    Re: I'm gone to or I've gone to

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    I would say "If I go to heaven"

    Present Perfect sounds odd with the conditional.

    "If I had gone to heaven, I wouldn't have been able to help you" "If I've gone...I won't..." is fine in my opinion.
    or
    "If I go to heaven, I won't be able to help you"
    Bhai.

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    Re: I'm gone to or I've gone to

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Perhaps you have, but I wouldn't say it. (I presume you mean people from the south of the USA)
    Yes.

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    #9

    Re: I'm gone to or I've gone to

    I don't think it is likely in "I'm gone to heaven", but I have heard younger* people on the point of departure saying "I'm gone" or "I'm ouda (out of) here". There is often an indication that they should have left earlier, or that they are leaving without any delay at all.

    * bear in mind that nearly everybody is younger than I.

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    Re: I'm gone to or I've gone to

    "If I had gone to heaven, I wouldn't have been able to help you" "If I've gone...I won't..." is fine in my opinion.

    Can you explain please, bhai.

    Cheers

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