Re: I am gone
I have been pondering over this phenomenon and come up with some questions:
Are the following aceptable to you:
The sun was not yet risen.
When he got up the sun was well risen.
Kim is gone for five months
I'm so done?=I'm so tired???
He was come a few minutes ago.
They were finished yesterday.
I am also thinking whether be is an auxiliary here and am wondering if you would use any other copula than be with the mentioned so far forms.
Would you say:
He is gone to the store?
They are done the homework. (Personally, I wouldn't use this one, and am unsure about the first one)
I think that there can be a grain of truth in what timepac and The Scrivener have written. IMHO it is very much probable that a few centuries ago have and be were/could be used as auxiliaries of perfect tense. It can also be the case that it is both a relict of perfect and an indicator of a copula (since how to interpret I'm so done?).
Please correct my errors! Thanks.
Corrigez-moi, s'il vous plaît! Merci.
Пoжaлуйcтa, иcпpaвьтe мoи oшибки! Бoльшoe cпaсибo.