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    Have you gone on a roller-coaster?

    I suppose we can say:
    Ride on a roller-coaster.
    or
    Go on a roller-coaster.

    What should a sentence in Present Perfect look like if we use the second possibility, when we ask about an experience of riding on it?

    Have you ever gone on a roller-coaster?
    or
    Have you ever been on a roller-coaster?
    or both?

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    Re: Have you gone on a roller-coaster?


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    Re: Have you gone on a roller-coaster?

    And what about:
    Have you ever gone on a roller-coaster?
    and
    Have you ever been on a roller-coaster?

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    Re: Have you gone on a roller-coaster?

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro8686 View Post
    And what about:
    Have you ever gone on a roller-coaster?
    and
    Have you ever been on a roller-coaster?
    I would not say either of them in place of "Have you ever ridden a roller coaster?"

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    Re: Have you gone on a roller-coaster?

    I know that
    Have you ever been on a roller-coaster?
    is ok, I just want to know what about

    Have you ever gone on a roller-coaster?

    Can some native speaker take a look at it?

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    Re: Have you gone on a roller-coaster?

    Pedro, Daruma is right. It's Have you ever ridden (on) a roller coaster? Yes, you could say it a half dozen other ways, but we don't normally. Every sentence you have suggested is perfectly correct and might occasionally be uttered by a native speaker. Occasionally. However, Daruma's sentence is far and away the most common.

    Greg

    P.S. I wouldn't start dissing people in this forum just because they're not native speakers...a lot of them are right more often than you might think. Especially Daruma.
    Last edited by dragn; 31-May-2009 at 17:35.

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    Re: Have you gone on a roller-coaster?

    Sorry, I didn't mean to diss anyone, just wanted a native speaking person to check how it sounds.
    Anyway, thanks for all the replies.

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    Cool Re: Have you gone on a roller-coaster?

    In British English, you don't usually say ride something unless you control it:
    Can you ride a bike/a horse?

    If you're a passenger, then you ride on a train/on a roller-coaster/in a bus/in a car:
    Have you ever riddden on a roller-coaster?

    Have you ever been on a roller-coaster?
    is as fine as the one just above.
    Last edited by engee30; 31-May-2009 at 17:58.

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