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Hi teachers,

He was gone.
Is this a sentence in simple past where 'gone' is an adjctive?
If yes, can you give a couple of synonyms for 'gone'?

Thanks in advance
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Yes, it's a past participle used as an adjective. Depending on the shade of meaning, synonyms might be away, absent, lost, missing, dead.

CJ
Exactly what the previous post just said, and also "He wasn't there any more".
(for example: "I saw him swimming in the sea, then suddenly he was gone!")
I think in a dictionary this might be described as an adverb though.
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tinyteflteacherI think in a dictionary this might be described as an adverb though.
See http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gone It's listed as an adjective.

CJ
CalifJimsynonyms might be away, absent, lost, missing, dead.
Also 'not present' right CalifJim?
Thank you CalifJim. Sometimes I'm even right![A]
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Thank you very much tinyteflteacher.
Thinking SpainAlso 'not present' right CalifJim?
Yes, if you're allowing twowords. Emotion: smile

CJ
Thank you so much CalifJim.Emotion: nodding
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