Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: been / gone

  1. #1
    Dany's Avatar
    Dany is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Post Thanks / Like

    been / gone

    Hello everyone,

    would please correct the following sentences? I have to use been or gone.
    Could you please explain me, when I have to use "been" and when "gone"?
    Thanks in advance.

    1. Iíve gone to most countries in Europe, but Iíve never gone to Russia.

    2. Is Annie in her bedroom? No. Sheís gone to work.

    3. (Sign outside a shop) ďGone to lunch. Back soon.

    4. Sorry Iím late. Iíve been stuck in a traffic jam for an hour!

    5. You look very brown! Have you been on holiday?

    6. Can I speak to Mr Thompson, please? Iím afraid heís just gone out of the office.

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor,
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: been / gone

    I'd change 1 to 'been'. As you are here at the time of talking, you'd be referring to going and returning. We use 'gone'when the person is still absent and 'been' when they have returned.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts