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    #1

    Exclamation been to/ been in

    What's the difference (if any) between 'I've been to Alaska' and 'i've been in Alaska'?

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    #2

    Re: been to/ been in

    Nothing really, though 'to' would be the preposition of choice for me.

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    #3

    Re: been to/ been in

    And what if the situation is as follows:

    I am in England now and want to say:

    I have been in England since last month.
    Could I also say:
    'I have been to England since last month'?

    And here's another similar situation:

    I am not in England any more, I'm back in my home country. I want to say something about my experience:

    I have been to England. (no matter when it was)
    Could I also say:

    'I have been in England'?

    I just can't have it explained clearly to me by anyone in my class, please.

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