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Can we use the present perfect of the verb go to indicate that someone has just left particular place?!? Because i know that he has gone means he is dead now.
Besides, there is a song called "when you're gone" by Avril lavigne. what is the tense of this sentence? i guess it's neither present perfect nor passive voice. I'm a liitle bit confused, so I need someone who can make it clearer. Thanks in advance.
- Start every sentence with a capital letter.
- End every sentence with a single appropriate punctuation mark.
- Always capitalise the word "I".
- Always capitalise the first letter of any name.
- Capitalise each word of a song title.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
In older forms of English, certain verbs, particularly those denoting locomotion, regularly formed their present perfect (as they still do in Modern German) with the verb 'be' rather than 'have'. Now among English verbs only the verb 'go' has retained this facility. It can be considered a kind of linguistic "throwback".
How about when you're done?
Difficult to account for in the same way, since, unlike 'go' the verb 'do' has never taken 'be' as perfective auxiliary in standard English.
Most likely, I suspect, it originated - in common with similarly anomalous 'be finished' (vs. 'have finished') - simply as a passive which underwent agent-patient inversion, although other linguists might well have different theories.