What is the difference between Gone and Going?

The difference between gone and going

is that “gone” is past participle of go and “going” is present participle of go.

gone

going

Verb

  • past participle of go
  • Alternative spelling of gon or gon’: short for gonna, going to.

Adjective

  • Away, having left.
  • (figurative) No longer part of the present situation.
  • No longer existing, having passed.
  • Used up.
  • Dead.
  • (colloquial) Intoxicated to the point of being unaware of one’s surroundings.
  • (colloquial) Excellent; wonderful.
  • (archaic) Ago (used post-positionally).
  • (US) Weak; faint; feeling a sense of goneness.
  • Of an arrow: wide of the mark.

Exemple

  • Are they gone already?
  • Don’t both trying to understand what Grandma says, she’s gone.
  • He won’t be going out with us tonight. Now that he’s engaged, he’s gone.
  • Have you seen their revenue numbers? They’re gone.
  • The days of my youth are gone.
  • I’m afraid all the coffee’s gone at the moment.
  • Dude, look at Jack. He’s completely gone.
  • He’s totally gone on her.
  • Six nights gone, your brother fell upon my uncle Stafford, encamped with his host at a village called Oxcross not three days ride from Casterly Rock.

Preposition

  • (Britain, informal) Past, after, later than (a time).

Exemple

  • You’d better hurry up, it’s gone four o’clock.

Verb

  • present participle of go
  • (in combination) Attending or visiting (a stated event, place, etc.) habitually or regularly.

Examples

  • theatre-going, church-going, movie-going

Noun

  • A departure.
  • The suitability of ground for riding, walking etc.
  • Progress.
  • (figurative) Conditions for advancing in any way.
  • (obsolete) pregnancy; gestation; childbearing
  • (in the plural) Course of life; behaviour; doings; ways.
  • (in the phrase “the going of”) The whereabouts (of something).

Examples

  • Thy going is not lonely, with thee goes thy Husband
  • The going was very difficult over the ice.
  • We made good going for a while, but then we came to the price.
  • Not only were the streets not paved with gold, but the going was difficult for an immigrant.
  • His eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.
  • I can’t find my sunglasses; you haven’t seen the going of them, have you?

Adjective

  • Likely to continue; viable.
  • Current, prevailing.
  • (especially after a noun phrase with a superlative) Available.

Hyponyms

  • downgoing
  • easygoing
  • ocean-going
  • on-going
  • seagoing
  • thoroughgoing
  • upgoing

Examples

  • He didn’t want to make an unsecured loan to the business because it didn’t look like a going concern.
  • The going rate for manual snow-shoveling is $25 an hour.
  • He has the easiest job going.
  • Craig: Did you look at Tudor life? did you do a lot of studying about that?
  • Natalie: Yeah, I was really geeky about it, I read every single book that was going.