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    #1

    Where are you gone?

    Where are you gone?

    Where was you gone?

    Where had you gone when I was searching for you?

    Where have you gone when I was shearching for you?

    I think, first, second and fourth sentences are incorrect at any circumstances..

    Only third sentence is correct.

    Am I right?

    Please help me.

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    #2

    Re: Where are you gone?

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Where are you gone?

    Where was you gone?

    Where had you gone when I was searching for you?

    Where have you gone when I was shearching for you?

    I think, first, second and fourth sentences are incorrect at any circumstances..

    Only third sentence is correct.

    Am I right?

    Please help me.
    you are right my dear, where are u from to begin telling how to use these tense. i know u might not know the usage properly


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    #3

    Re: Where are you gone?

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Where are you gone?

    Where was you gone?

    Where had you gone when I was searching for you?

    Where have you gone when I was shearching for you?

    I think, first, second and fourth sentences are incorrect at any circumstances..

    Only third sentence is correct.

    Am I right?

    Please help me.
    I agree that #2 and #4 are incorrect and #3 is correct. However, #1 can be used. It is a construction which says "You have gone somewhere - so where are you now?"

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    #4

    Re: Where are you gone?

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Where are you gone?

    Where was you gone?

    Where had you gone when I was searching for you?

    Where have you gone when I was shearching for you?
    1. Where are you?
    2. Where were you?
    3. Where were you when I was searching for (looking for) you?
    4.

    ~R


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    #5

    Re: Where are you gone?

    I might need some clarification about sentence 3. It's a bit weird to say the least. And I have this strange feeling that it might sound better like this:

    Where had you gone when I searched for you?

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    #6

    Re: Where are you gone?

    Sentence three might be written thusly:
    I looked for you but I didn't find you. Where were you?
    I think that makes things more clear, but what do you think?

    ~R

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    #7

    Re: Where are you gone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trisia View Post
    I might need some clarification about sentence 3. It's a bit weird to say the least. And I have this strange feeling that it might sound better like this:

    Where had you gone when I searched for you?
    I don't see how that's an improvement, nor do I think there's anything wrong with 3; 'when I was searching/looking...' is right in more contexts than 'when I searched/looked...' - which is sometimes right. And the question 'Where had you gone?' assumes (perhaps wrongly) that someone did go. The answerer would have to correct that assumption: 'I hadn't gone anywhere - I was hiding behind the filing cabinets.'

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