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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    #1

    is gone

    Hello.

    Does "someone is gone" mean "someone died"?
    Can we use this phrase instead of "someone has gone" in spoken English? I mean:

    -Where's David?
    -He's gone, but he promised to be back soon.

    Thanks.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: is gone

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    You could use it that way, though you'd likely have to elaborate to make the meaning clear. As for your example, I would be more likely to use "left", though the meaning is still clear with "gone", especially since you provided a little more detail immediately after.

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    #3

    Re: is gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.

    Does "someone is gone" mean "someone died"?
    Can we use this phrase instead of "someone has gone" in spoken English? I mean:

    -Where's David?
    -He's gone, but he promised to be back soon.

    Thanks.
    Obviously if David is coming back, he isn't dead. You can use "is gone" to replace "has left".

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