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    Question using of been

    My niece asked me how to use been in English. I replied that been is used after the word have. And been can not be used without have. Is this correct ?

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    Last edited by Suthipong; 01-Oct-2010 at 04:00. Reason: to add the word "me" and clearify the question

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    Default Re: using of been

    No.

    You can also say 'I had been to London many times before'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suthipong worasarn View Post
    My niece asked me how to use been in English. I replied that been is used after the word have. And been can not be used without have. Is this correct ?

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    ..and even .." she HAS been in London ".
    I also sometimes hear:' been there , done that!", which being shortened in some dialogues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suthipong worasarn View Post
    My niece asked me how to use been in English. I replied that been is used after the word have. And been can not be used without have. Is this correct ?

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    Welcome to the forums.
    "Been" is the past participle of the verb "to be". It's used in the perfect tenses, "have been", present perfect; "has been", present perfect third person singular; and "had been", past perfect, are correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suthipong worasarn View Post
    My niece asked me how to use been in English. I replied that been is used after the word have. And been can not be used without have. Is this correct ?

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    Thank you, I forgot to mention that "been" can not be use without have and had.
    I hope to get some more answers.

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    Default Re: using of been

    I would like to see some more answers.
    I don't think there are any more answers, Suthipong. That's all there is to it.

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