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    Adjective or passive voice

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    He is gone. I have heard this many times in Cricket commentary. What does it mean? I think "He has gone".
    Is it passive voice or "gone" is adjective in present tense? likewise
    I was born.
    I am interested. These sentence also passive or "born and interested? adjective?
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    Re: Adjective or passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    "He is gone". I have heard this many times in C cricket commentaryies. What does it mean? I think it should be "He has gone".
    Without further context I have no idea what is meant.
    Is it passive voice
    Intransitive verbs do not have passive forms.
    or is "gone" is an adjective in present tense?
    Adjectives do not show tense.
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    Re: Adjective or passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
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    I mean, when a batsman is out from the game, I have heard this in cmmentaries "he is gone"
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    Re: Adjective or passive voice

    I don't watch cricket very often (fortunately!) but I have heard "He's gone" used by the commentators to reflect that a batsman is out. I'm with 5jj in that, as far as I'm concerned, the "He's" is a shortened form of "He has" not "He is". Are you certain that you have heard the commentators say those full three words - "He is gone"?

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    Re: Adjective or passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I don't watch cricket very often (fortunately!) but I have heard "He's gone" used by the commentators to reflect that a batsman is out. I'm with 5jj in that, as far as I'm concerned, the "He's" is a shortened form of "He has" not "He is". Are you certain that you have heard the commentators say those full three words - "He is gone"?
    I've only ever heard "he's", "I think he's gone". Mind you, there are 13 hits for "he is gone" in the BNC and 193 in COCA. I have to say it's use doesn't disturb me at all.

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