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    Unhappy grammer

    what is differnce between following sentences? I know first one is correct. would u pls explain me the second one?

    When I went there I found that the bag had disappeared. / b) When I went there I found that the bag was disappeared.

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    Re: grammer

    I was suprised when I have read that "was disappeared" actually means something.
    Someone wrote that "sth was disappeared" means that "the authorities caused sth to disappear".

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    Re: grammer

    Quote Originally Posted by mukeshkbalsara View Post
    What is the difference between the following sentences? I know the first one is correct. Would you please explain the second one to me?

    When I went there I found that the bag had disappeared. / b) When I went there I found that the bag was disappeared.
    The second one is not correct. Don't try to use "disppeared" as an adjective or a passive sentence.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: grammer


    mukeshkbalsara, please give your posts more meaningful titles, such as The bag had/was disappeared.

    'Grammar' is an unhelpful title, even when spelt correctly.

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    Re: grammer

    Quote Originally Posted by spongie View Post
    I was suprised when I have read that "was disappeared" actually means something.
    Someone wrote that "sth was disappeared" means that "the authorities caused sth to disappear".
    I have only heard that used for people- someone was disappeared. It's not a normal usage and is deliberately flouting the normal rules. It may have come in from Spanish as the people who went missing in some of the past regimes there were called Desaparecidos. A more standard term is forced/enforced disappearance.

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    Re: grammer

    Quote Originally Posted by mukeshkbalsara View Post
    what is differnce between following sentences?
    When I went there I found that the bag had disappeared.
    When I went there I found that the bag was disappeared.

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    Re: grammer

    The only verb that could work in both ways as in your examples is go

    When I got there I found that my bag had gone.
    When I got there I found that my bag was gone (more colloquial and probably more used than had gone).

    Please note, GRAMMAR is the correct spelling of your post title. See also English Glossary of Grammar Terms- UsingEnglish.com. Scroll down to the very bottom of the page, though.

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