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I believe both versions - go missing/went missing - are correct. The present, past and past participle of the verb "to go" is as follows: go/went/gone. In English, the participial forms of verbs are usually preceded by a form of the verb "to have". Consider the following:
- I go to the market on Mondays.
- I went to the market last Monday.- I had gone to the market last week.
I would imagine the same applies to the compound verb:
- Don't talk to strangers or you could go missing.
- The child went missing a few days ago.- The child had gone missing while on a shopping trip with his parents.
April 6, 2010, 4:15pm
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