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Language Refresher 76: Been vs Gone

English Language Centres gave the following rules that will help us learn how to use “been to” and “gone to” 

 

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With the present perfect tense we can use both been and gone.

 

a. Been -Been is the past participle of be. 

-Use been to describe completed visits. If you have visited a place on holiday and then returned you have been there.

Ex. She’s been to India on holiday three times.

-When you ask someone about their past experiences use been.

Ex. Have you ever been to Paris?

 

b. Gone- Gone is the past participle of go.

-If someone visits a place but has not come home they have gone there.

Ex. She’s gone to Moscow, she will be back next week.

 

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