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  1. alikhalili71's Avatar
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    #1

    have been in.../have been to...

    Hello,
    What are the differences between the following sentences according to their meaning?
    1- I have been in UK.
    2- I have been to UK.

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    #2

    Re: have been in.../have been to...

    I am not a teacher.

    Firstly, the definite article is required in both of your sentences. It's the UK.

    1- means you have spent time in the UK and 2- means that you have travelled there.

    2- is natural as a stand-alone sentence whereas 1- isn't, although it would be grammatical with the 'the'.

    It would be more natural in a full sentence such as, 'I have been in the UK since last Thursday' or, 'I have been in the UK for a couple of weeks'.

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