What is the difference between "They're gone" and "They've gone"? Is "They're gone" wrong?
I found "they're gone" in a song and I have become interested in that phrase because generally the present perfect simple is formed with the auxiliary verb "have" and the past participle of the main verb.
marzia987September 2014Thanks a lot! I got it! UyentrangSeptember 2014Both of them are right, @marzia987. In the first sentence "They're gone", here "gone" plays as an adjective, the structure of the sentence is: Subject + Verb (Be) + Adj. In the second one "They've gone", here "gone" is the main verb of the sentence, "have gone" makes the present perfect tense, we use it to say about st happened in the past, but we aren't sure about the time. The structure here is " Subject + has/have + Verb (past participle). Hope my answer helps!!!