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    Been or gone ?

    Hey, what's the difference between been and gone ?
    Example: She's gone to Japan. / She's been to Japan.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Been or gone ?

    She's gone to Japan. She is in Japan now.
    She's been to Japan. She has visited Japan in the past, but she is not there now.

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    Re: Been or gone ?

    And to continue the example:

    'Can I speak to Julie?'/' No, she's gone to Japan. She'll be back next month.'

    But when she returns:

    'Who can I speak to about dealing with Japan?' /'Try Julie, she's been there. She's only been back a few weeks.'

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