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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Try starting with "He has been..."
    How?

    He has been to Aswan since 2011.

    ???

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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    Now change your preposition.
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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    He has been in Aswan since 2011.

    ??

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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    He has been in Aswan since 2011.

    ??
    You can take away your question marks. Congratulations. You got there!
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    Default Re: Which one is correct?


    but the original question was:

    He travelled to Aswan last year and
    he is still there. (since)


    He has gone to Aswan since 2011. (I believe that is correct.)


    but if the the original question is:

    He travelled to Aswan last year and returned. (since)


    He has been to Aswan since 2011.



    and this is how this sentence differs from that sentence in the meaning.

    He has gone to Aswan since 2011. He has been to Aswan since 2011.

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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    If he went to Aswan in 2011 and he is still there then the following sentence is true: "He is [currently] in Aswan". Do you see that that is correct?
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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    Yes, I got it.
    So,
    He travelled to Aswan last year and he is still there. (since)

    Two correct answers:

    He has been in Aswan since 2011.
    He has gone to Aswan since 2011.

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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    No. Only the first says he is still there.
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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    What about this:
    Paul has gone to the hospital this morning (= he is still there).
    Paul has been to the hospital this morning (= he went and has come back).


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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    Yes, I got it.
    So,
    He travelled to Aswan last year and he is still there. (since)

    Two correct answers:

    He has been in Aswan since 2011.
    He has gone to Aswan since 2011.
    He has gone to Aswan since 2011 = Since January 1st 2011 he has, at some unspecified date/time, travelled to Aswan. It could have been yesterday that he travelled there. If that were the case, then "He travelled to Aswan last year and is still there" would not be true.
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