Interested in Language
I'm texting my friend. We have been talk for some time. Then suddenly she stops texting. I want to know if she is still there or has gone out/somewhere.
Can I say " Hey, where have you gone? Come on, reply me. I'm waiting"?
Or should I say " Hey, where have you disappeared? Come on, reply me. I'm waiting"?
Or something else. I have no idea really as I have never been in an English-peaking country. I wish I would!
Thank both of you. You guys are really great.
[QUOTE=billmcd;775714]No, if you disappear you aren't anywhere.
That's quite true. But it's common to say, "Where have you disappeared to?" I wouldn't call it wrong, since the meaning is obviously non-literal.