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  1. Bushwhacker's Avatar
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    Cool Being gone

    Of course, if I say "Paul is gone", probably everyone would understand that Paul has left the place or something like that, but is it possible by saying this sentence to understand that Paul has died, in English? May "being gone" mean "having died"?

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    Re: Being gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Of course, if I say "Paul is gone", probably everyone would understand that Paul has left the place or something like that, but is it possible by saying this sentence to understand that Paul has died, in English? May "being gone" mean "having died"?

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    Yes, in certain circumstances it can mean that someone has died, for example if Paul had been ill for some time and not expected to survive, one might say to a mutual friend or relative, "Paul is/has gone."

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    Re: Being gone

    We say that "we lost John" or "no longer have John" but I really don't think Americans use "John's gone" unless it is at the exact moment or very near the time of death.

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