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  1. #1

    You?

    Can you tell me where to use" He is gone" and "He has gone"?
    And what the phrase "down under" express?

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

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    #2

    Re: You?

    They both mean he is no longer here.

    Ex: He is gone.
    => He is dead.

    Ex: He has gone.
    => He has left the room, the house, the building, the city, the country, and other locations that fit the context.

    Down under? What's the context, Australia?

    All the best.

  3. #3

    Re: You?

    But when to use "Is/are" and when to use" Has/have", Casi?


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    #4

    Re: You?

    There is only a very slight difference between the two - it depends on the context of how immediately you want to express the state of his 'gone-ness':

    "Is he still waiting?". "No, he is gone!". (the present tense in the reply is used to gain a more immediate and urgent effect, to denote that not only HAS he gone, he is STILL gone!)

    "Is he still waiting?". "No, he has gone". (this is more a matter-of-fact reply to the current state. He is not there, he has gone, nothing special about that)

  4. #5

    Re: You?

    Does : "When I am gone" have the same meaning as "When I have gone"?

  5. #6

    Re: You?

    Anyone?

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    #7

    Re: You?

    They could have the same meaning, yes. What's the context?

  7. #8

    Re: You?

    Hello, I'm gone.
    The sentence above is it meant "I've gone"?

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