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    #1

    he is in paris or he has begun his trip?

    Look at what I have found in a book

    Present Perfect

    3. Gone and Been

    Look at the difference between these two sentences:

    He's been in Paris. (=He is now at home again.)
    He's gone to Paris. (=He is in Paris now.)

    He's been means 'he has finished his trip'.
    He's gone means 'he has begun his trip'.

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    #2

    Re: he is in paris or he has begun his trip?

    He's gone to Paris. -- he is either there or on the way

    He's been means 'he has finished his trip'.
    He's gone means 'he has begun his trip'.
    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: he is in paris or he has begun his trip?

    In the same book, I found this below as well.

    Page 48, Chapter 22
    Will and Shall

    3. We use will to talk about future facts, and things that we think will happen in the future:

    My father will be fifty years old tomorrow.


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    #4

    Re: he is in paris or he has begun his trip?

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    He's gone to Paris. -- he is either there or on the way
    Quote:
    He's been means 'he has finished his trip'.
    He's gone means 'he has begun his trip'.
    Yes.
    If you're right, they are not.

    Could they know is he at his home again?
    Last edited by e2e4; 09-Dec-2010 at 20:01.

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    #5

    Re: he is in paris or he has begun his trip?

    If you're right, they are not.
    It is your judgment call then who you choose to trust. I have nothing to add to my first post. BTW, who are "they"?

    From now on, will you challenge all my posts?

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    Re: he is in paris or he has begun his trip?

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    Could they know is he at his home again?
    What is this supposed to mean?

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    Re: he is in paris or he has begun his trip?

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    If you're right, they are not.

    Could they know is he at his home again?
    I'd be very interested to know who "they" are as well.

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    #8

    Re: he is in paris or he has begun his trip?

    I too, or even, if pushed, me too.

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    Re: he is in paris or he has begun his trip?

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    It is your judgment call then who you choose to trust. I have nothing to add to my first post.

    BTW, who are "they"?

    "they" are the authors of the book. The authors said that if he has been in Paris he is at his home now.

    From now on, will you challenge all my posts?
    No, just a few of all those I don't understand.
    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    What is this supposed to mean?
    They said that
    He's been means 'he has finished his trip'.
    And a few lines earlier they had said
    He's been in Paris. (=He is now at home again.)

    How could the speakers know that he is at his home again?
    Who said he even started the trip from his home?

    In my opinion, that way confuses the learners so much.(especially me)
    Because of that, afters years of learning, I still do not know how to use the present perfect properly.

    Let me know what could be wrong with this conversation below, regarding the grammar.

    A: Has he ever been in Paris?
    B: Yes, he has.
    A: When
    B: He is still there.

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    Re: he is in paris or he has begun his trip?

    corum:
    BTW, who are "they"?
    answer:
    "they" are the authors of the book. The authors said that if he has been in Paris he is at his home now.
    This was cute.
    Which book, for heaven's sake?

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