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    Is it a good sentence: Where is that money gone?

    I would say: Where has that money gone?

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    I'm not a teacher, but I think both are right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
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    Is it a good sentence: Where is that money gone?

    I would say: Where has that money gone? Me too. Gone acts as a verb here.
    A:Where has that money gone?
    B:I do not know but it is gone. Here, gone acts as an adjective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
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    Is it a good sentence: Where is that money gone? I agree with Banderas and thank him for the useful post
    I would say: Where has that money gone?


    The subject here is that money and verb is 'gone' which must take 'has' as the helping verb.
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    Re: is/has

    Q:Where is Mr.X?
    Looks for X.
    A:He is gone!
    If he had known that he was not there; the answer would be
    He has gone .

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    Re: is/has

    I must admit I have my doubts now. I still think both are right, maybe due to the contraction being the same for has and is: "where's the money gone?". Maybe that is confusing me, since "where has..." sounds better.

    Still, I am sure I have heard it sometimes "...is gone", like in:

    "At the same time, the municipality's contribution has increased this year because assessments are up across the province. So where is that money gone if that's not in the $53 million that you are announcing for public education or the $72 million that covers all education?"
    Of course, it doesn't mean it's correct, but it's used in some occasion.

    Now it's time for our beloved teachers...

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