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    Smile Have you ever been or gone windsurfing?

    When I'd like to ask for experience in sports,
    could you tell me whether they are correct?

    When I use "go+ing"
    A)Have you ever been windsurfing?
    B)Have you ever gone windsurfing?

    When I use "do"
    C)Have you ever done yoga?


    Also, is it possible to say like this?
    Have you ever tried windsurfing?
    Have you ever tried yoga?

    Many thanks in advance!!

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    Re: Have you ever been or gone windsurfing?

    Quote Originally Posted by almo View Post
    When I'd like to ask for experience in sports,
    could you tell me whether they are correct?

    When I use "go+ing"
    A)Have you ever been windsurfing?
    B)Have you ever gone windsurfing?

    When I use "do"
    C)Have you ever done yoga?


    Also, is it possible to say like this?
    Have you ever tried windsurfing?
    Have you ever tried yoga?

    Many thanks in advance!!
    They are all correct, considering the fact that "Have you ever been windsurfing?" is not in present perfect continuous tense but peresent perfect.
    Last edited by Khosro; 28-Feb-2011 at 18:41.

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    Re: Have you ever been or gone windsurfing?

    Thanks a lot♪♪

    I was wondering which to use.
    I understand either is OK.
    Thank you so much again.

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    Re: Have you ever been or gone windsurfing?

    Quote Originally Posted by almo View Post
    Thanks a lot♪♪

    I was wondering which to use.
    I understand either is OK.
    Thank you so much again.
    I think you know it better than me. It depends. Who are you talking to? is it a job interview? Are you talking to a friend?

    What is important is that your using "do" for yuga and "go" and "be" for windsurfing is correct. we can do yoga anywhere, but not windsurfing.

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    Smile Re: Have you ever been or gone windsurfing?

    Yes! It is a conversation between my friends and me.

    And I wondered if I can use "gone" for experience,
    because I had learned that we don't say " She has gone to Japan" for
    experience because it means "She is not here."

    Thanks a lot for your reply

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    Re: Have you ever been or gone windsurfing?

    Quote Originally Posted by almo View Post
    And I wondered if I can use "gone" for experience, because I had learned that we don't say " She has gone to Japan" for experience because it means "She is not here."
    You can say 'she has gone to Japan' if the situation is that she is not here because she is in, or en route to, Japan.

    If, however, you mean that a past vist, or past visits, to Japan are part of her experience, then you need to say, "She has been to Japan". "She has gone to Japan" is not correct.

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    Smile Re: Have you ever been or gone windsurfing?

    Thank you so much.
    I'm always helped so much with your comments.

    For experience,
    I cannot say" she has been to Japan".
    but I can say both "she has gone windsurfing" and "she has been windsurfing".

    I'm sorry, I'd like to make sure. Is it right?

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    Re: Have you ever been or gone windsurfing?

    Quote Originally Posted by almo View Post
    For experience I cannot say" she has been to Japan".
    ... I can say both "she has gone windsurfing" and "she has been windsurfing".
    If she has been windsurfing/sailing/in hospital/to Japan, then these are part of her experience of life. If someone has been somewhere, they are almost certainly not there now.

    If she has gone windsurfing/sailing/in hospital/to Japan, then she is there now, or at least is on the way there. If someone has gone somewhere, then that is almost certainly where they are now.

    Thus we cannot normally use, I have gone (to the shops, for example) except in a note which we leave for somebody to read; This is because if I have gone, then I cannot be at my point of departure to utter those words.

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    Re: Have you ever been or gone windsurfing?

    Quote Originally Posted by almo View Post
    Thank you so much.
    I'm always helped so much with your comments.

    For experience,
    I cannot say" she has been to Japan".
    but I can say both "she has gone windsurfing" and "she has been windsurfing".

    I'm sorry, I'd like to make sure. Is it right?
    She has been to Japan. - talking about experience
    She has gone to Japan. - talking about a temporary situation
    She has been windsurfing before. -talking about experience
    She has gone windsurfing. -talking about a temporary situation

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    Re: Have you ever been or gone windsurfing?

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    She has been to Japan. - talking about experience
    She has gone to Japan. - talking about a temporary situation
    She has been windsurfing before. -talking about experience
    She has gone windsurfing. -talking about a temporary situation

    She has been windsurfing before. -talking about experience

    What would be the difference if I said "Has she windsurfed before?''

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