She is/has vanished

keekee7

Member
Serbian
Hello, everyone!

I am not sure whether the passive form of the verb vanish exists in this form. For example, can I say
She is vanished, or only
She has vanished?
 
  • velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    In older texts (19th century and earlier), you my come across something or someone who "is vanished", but this usage has died out.
     

    velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    I forgot to say that it's not a passive form.

    "Be" was an alternative auxiliary, used also in expressions such as "he is come back", and even today in the Easter greeting "Christ is risen!"
     
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