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    Default gone vs been

    Please help me I need your assistance becuase I have a confusion to construe a sentence.

    When I visisted to my friend who lived in Malasia. I asked a question to him.

    How long have you been here?

    He said . I have been living here for a long time.

    Please tell me whether my question is correct or not. Because he is living there not leave the destination.
    gone = he was there not come
    been = he was there not now come.

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    Default Re: gone vs been

    Quote Originally Posted by meela View Post
    Please help me I need your assistance becuase I have a confusion to construe a sentence.

    When I visited to my friend who lived in Malaysia, I asked a him a question:
    "How long have you been here?"

    He said, "I have been living here for a long time."
    "How long have you been here?" is correct.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-Jan-2013 at 10:30. Reason: typo

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