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    the difference between "left" and "gone"?

    The headmaster hurried to the concert hall only to find the speaker (gone/left).

    May I ask which word should be used in this case or can I use both these two words in this situation? What are the differences? Thanks!

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    Re: the difference between "left" and "gone"?

    Gone. If you want to use "left", it should be "had left".

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    Re: the difference between "left" and "gone"?

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    Gone. If you want to use "left", it should be "had left".
    Thanks!
    may i ask why is that? i was thinking, go --> went --> gone
    and leave--> left--> left

    left and gone are both participles of original form of verbs, why gone must be used instead of left?

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    Re: the difference between "left" and "gone"?

    Yes, but "gone" is used an adjective in that context. "Left" can be an adjective, but not in that use.

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    Re: the difference between "left" and "gone"?

    Quote Originally Posted by timonline View Post
    may i ask why is that? i was thinking, go --> went --> gone
    and leave--> left--> left

    left and gone are both participles of original form of verbs, why gone must be used instead of left?


    Please don't write in that lazy, careless way, Tim.

    Your previous posts show that you have a good knowledge of correct capitalisation and punctuation.

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