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    #1

    "It is" or "It has" ?

    Hi.

    I read this sentence recently : "It's gone to the dogs" ( It was about a building )

    Now, I have 2 questions :

    1. Which one is correct and why ? (What does "'s" stand for ? "has" or "is" )

    a. It's gone to the dogs. --> It has gone to the dogs.
    b. It's gone to the dogs. ---> It is gone to the dogs.


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    2. How should I figured out that "'s" stands for "has" or "is" in other sentences ?

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    #2

    Re: "It is" or "It has" ?

    Context.

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    #3

    Re: "It is" or "It has" ?

    This shopping center used to be quite good, but look at it now. It's really gone to the dogs.



    Do not forget my second question.

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    #4

    Re: "It is" or "It has" ?

    In this phrase, it's a contraction of "It has". You can work it out by testing the two possibilities. Is the present perfect of "to go" "It is gone"? No, it's not. The present perfect is "It has gone" so that must be the answer.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: "It is" or "It has" ?

    I answered your second question. That should also answer your first.

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    #6

    Re: "It is" or "It has" ?

    I got it.
    Thank you guys.

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    Re: "It is" or "It has" ?

    There is no need to write a new post to say "Thank you". Simply click on the "Thank" button in the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful. It saves time for everyone.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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