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    is gone

    How "is gone" is spoken in English even "go" is an intransitive verb?

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    Re: is gone

    Your question doesn't make any sense, unfortunately. Can you try to ask it using other words?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: is gone

    I've found this: http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=1187725
    I think 'Loob' has answered your question there, but please rephrase your question as emsr2d2 told you.

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    Re: is gone

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Your question someone make any sense, unfortunately. Can you try to ask it using other words?
    People usually say "is gone" to tell someone that something is missing or lost but "go" is an intransitive verb but why do people say "is" before it

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    #5

    Re: is gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkmate View Post
    "go" is an intransitive verb

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    James: Where is my ice cream cone? I left it here one minute ago. Why is it gone?

    Mona: I ate it. It was delicious.




    As you can see, the word "gone" in this example is an adjective. It means something like "no longer present."




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    Re: is gone

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
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    James: Where is my ice cream cone? I left it here one minute ago. Why is it gone?

    Mona: I ate it. It was delicious.




    As you can see, the word "gone" in this example is an adjective. It means something like "no longer present."




    James
    So, It means gone in "is gone" is not a past participle of "go" ​at all.

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    #7

    Re: is gone

    It is the past participle to "go" but it is used as an adjective there, not as part of the passive voice. Participles can parts of verbs or modiifiers, such as adjectives.

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