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    is it usual?

    in a story book ı have seen such a sentence ' ı'm gone '..and never seen this before..to be and past participle?can you explain this to me,please??
    thanks a lot..

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    Re: is it usual?

    Alegra, past participles also function as adjectives, especially following the verb be:

    be gone adj. Being away from a place; absent or having departed.

    Forms of be: is, are, am, was, were, been:

    EX: He is gone. <He's no longer living, dead>
    EX: After the tornado hit, my house was gone. <It was no longer there>
    EX: How long will you be gone? I'll be gone for two hours. <I'll be away>
    EX: Are you gone? <idiomatic: lose your faculties>
    EX: I've been gone for days. <I've been away>
    EX: We were gone for a while. <We were away>

    Hope that helps.


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    Re: is it usual?

    thanks for your reply ..ı get it now..:)

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    Re: is it usual?

    You're welcome.

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