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    Smile qestions regarding "have been" and"have gone"

    Dear teachers:

    I am quite confused about "have been" and "have gone". which ones of those below are correct?

    I have been to college for 4 years
    I have gone to college for 4 years
    I have been in college for 4 years
    I have been gone to college for 4 years

    if none of those above are correct, how would you say it(spent 4 years in college, still in it vs not in it)?

    Thank you so much for answering!

    LeTyan

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    Re: qestions regarding "have been" and"have gone"

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    I have been in college for 4 years.
    In the context you outline, only this is natural.

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    Re: qestions regarding "have been" and"have gone"

    thanks for replying

    so does "I have been in college for 4 years" imply I am still in it or not any more? is there a difference in constructing the sentences when it comes to "still in it vs or not any more"?

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    Re: qestions regarding "have been" and"have gone"

    1. I have been to college for 4 years. A four-year stay at college is part of my life experience. Not very natural, in my opinion.
    2. I have gone to college for 4 years. A less natural version of #1
    3. I have been in college for 4 years. I arrived at college four years ago. I am still there.
    4. I have been gone to college for 4 years. Not natural English.

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