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    is come & has come

    What is the difference between 'is come' and 'has come'?
    a) A visitor is come.
    b) A visitor has come.

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    Re: is come & has come

    Quote Originally Posted by narenml View Post
    What is the difference between 'is come' and 'has come'?
    a) A visitor is come.
    b) A visitor has come.
    a) is not correct English. You cannot put a simple tense verb like "come" after the verb "to be" (am, is, are).
    You can say 'A visitor is coming.', and you can say 'A visitor is here.'
    Last edited by 2006; 12-Nov-2007 at 07:35.


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    Re: is come & has come

    Quote Originally Posted by narenml View Post
    What is the difference between 'is come' and 'has come'?
    a) A visitor is come.
    b) A visitor has come.
    You may have read phrases similar to "A visitor is come" in older writings; the English version of the Christian bible for example. It is archaic usage.

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    Re: is come & has come

    Quote Originally Posted by moggy View Post
    You may have read phrases similar to "A visitor is come" in older writings; the English version of the Christian bible for example. It is archaic usage.
    Is there any difference with "is gone"?

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