is/has expired

  • Susan Y

    Senior Member
    British English
    I would say "has".

    I'm not sure I would say "is" is wrong, but it sounds odd in combination with "almost".

    Cross-posted with Copyright, who said the exact opposite!


    Senior Member
    I hear them both, but when 'expired' is an adjective I personally would not grade it - it is an absolute. There is no half-expired passport for me. I do not have such a problem with the present perfect because it shows the passing of time - My passport has almost expired. :thumbsup:


    Senior Member
    American English
    I wouldn't blink twice if I heard someone say "My passport has expired." And I wouldn't even blink once if I heard myself say it. I'll keep my ears open for that. :)
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