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    • Join Date: Nov 2008
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    #1

    I can see clearly now the rain is gone......

    Why, in this well known song is it written"the rain is gone" and not "the rain has gone" ?We also say"the shop is closed" and not "the shop has closed"
    Your answers interest me !


    • Join Date: Jul 2006
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    #2

    Re: I can see clearly now the rain is gone......

    I'm not sure because it is a song, but listen again carefully, I think you will see that actually they say "rain has gone"


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    Re: I can see clearly now the rain is gone......

    No I've checked the words,he definatley says "he rain is gone" thanks anyway.....


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    Re: I can see clearly now the rain is gone......

    I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,
    I can see all obstacles in my way
    Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
    Itís gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
    Sun-Shiny day.


    When writing lyrics, the vowel triangle, and movement of the jaw and tongue, are important for the singer...and should be euphonious, not jarring, to the listener's ear. Mouth the word 'rain' and note the difference between then slipping into 'is' versus the widening of the mouth and tongue to aspirate 'Hhas'. Also, note the use of 'gonna' - this is not grand poesy; so forget the idea that grammar is important. 'gone' therefore can best be said to being used as an 'adjective'.

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