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It went well OR It is gone well ... ?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Vickyhere, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Vickyhere Senior Member

    Italian
    I am writing a meeting feedback that I attended this morning and I am confused regarding how to say that:

    "The meeting went well"

    OR

    "The meeting is gone well"

    OR both are correct?
     
  2. bubbs64 Senior Member

    France
    UK, English
    "The meeting went well" is correct, the second translation isn't.
     
  3. Vickyhere Senior Member

    Italian
    Thank you Bubb!!!
     
  4. cyberpedant

    cyberpedant Senior Member

    North Adams, MA
    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    OR

    "The meeting is gone well"

    OR both are correct?

    If you wish to use the past progressive tense here, it is
    "The meeting has gone well."
     
  5. bubbs64 Senior Member

    France
    UK, English
    I think that you would only say "The meeting has gone well" if you were present at the meeting and you were talking to someone else present; even then it sounds odd without some qualification, for example "has gone well up to now". Better to stick with the simple past especially when writing feedback, I think.
     
  6. Vickyhere Senior Member

    Italian
    Many thanks to you both!
     

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