Student or Learner
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!!
Last edited by Khosro; 28-Feb-2011 at 17:41.
Thanks a lot♪♪
I was wondering which to use.
I understand either is OK.
Thank you so much again.
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
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.
Thank you so much.
I'm always helped so much with your comments.
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?
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.