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    #1

    haven't been vs haven't gone

    Q. Do you go to the movies a lot?
    A. 1. No, I haven't been to the movies for ages.(text book)
    2. No, I haven't gone to the movies for ages.(my opinion)

    In that case I think, we can use "been", "gone" either

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    #2

    Re: haven't been vs haven't gone

    #2 is wrong.

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    #3

    Re: haven't been vs haven't gone

    Why is #2 is wrong?

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    #4

    Re: haven't been vs haven't gone

    Quote Originally Posted by chingchangchong View Post
    Why is #2 is wrong?
    It should be "haven't been".

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    #5

    Re: haven't been vs haven't gone

    why does we have to use " been"?

    I'm so sorry i'm a fool

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    #6

    Re: haven't been vs haven't gone

    For me, "gone" works just as well as "been".

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    #7

    Re: haven't been vs haven't gone

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    For me, "gone" works just as well as "been".
    AmE/BrE difference?

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    Re: haven't been vs haven't gone

    Seems so.

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