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Is this structure correct gramatically and semantically ?

He has been gone for three hours , I don't know where he is .

Notice :If you consider " be " the main verb and " gone " is an ajective , it means

that he disappeared and turned up again , so why one says " I don't know

where he is .

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@rasaa960 posted:

Is this structure correct gramatically and semantically ?

He has been gone for three hours , I don't know where he is .

Hello, Rasaa960—Your example is a run-on sentence, featuring a comma-splice. Apart from that, the example is correct. The comma must be changed to a period:

  • He has been gone for three hours. I don't know where he is.
@rasaa960 posted:
Notice :If you consider " be " the main verb and " gone " is an ajective , it means

that he disappeared and turned up again , so why one says " I don't know where he is .

The sentence "He has been gone for three hours" can be used either in the circumstance in which he has just returned or in the circumstance in which he is still gone. In your example, the sentence carries the latter meaning.

Please attend to the mechanical errors I have highlighted: "adjective" is not spelled "ajective," we never use spaces before punctuation marks, and we use a question mark, not a period, after a question.

Also, grammatically, you need inversion and do-support in questions: "so why one says . . .?" should be "so why does one say." Lastly, never title a thread "Grammar." It's uninformative. All threads here are about grammar.

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