gone on a personal emergency;

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musicgold

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Hi,

I heard a native speaker saying the following sentence. I tried searching the sentence on Google but couldn’t find anything like that. Is it correct English?

John has gone on a personal emergency; I will fill in for him and answer your questions.

Thanks,

MG.
 

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It is comprehensible.

It would be better to have said "...has had to go and deal with a....." or "...is away dealing with a....
 
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