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    #1

    Is or has

    Hello, good day!

    I still confuse using "is or has" appropriately. Can you help me analyze this grammar situation? Like for example, I am talking to a customer waiting for his package for a long time;

    Your package is arrived.

    or

    Your package has arrived.

    Your package isn't arrived yet.

    or

    Your package hasn't arrived yet.

    Which is much appropriate and correct? Is the verb appropriately used? Thank you!
    Sorry it seems weird, but I just want to get used to it.

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    #2

    Re: Is or has

    * Not a teacher

    Your package has arrived.
    Your package hasn't arrived yet.


    These are correct, the ones with "has".
    I think that you can't use arrive in passive voice.
    However, if it were correct, it would sound very odd.
    Last edited by SirGod; 15-Aug-2011 at 08:13.

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    #3

    Re: Is or has

    Quote Originally Posted by SirGod View Post
    I think that you can't use arrive in passive voice.
    You are correct; it is an intransitive verb. You cannot arrive anything, and nothing can be arrived.

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