Results 1 to 7 of 7
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Syria
      • Current Location:
      • Syria

    • Join Date: Oct 2014
    • Posts: 3
    #1

    Question what's the difference between "been to" and "been in"?

    hello.
    please can you tell me the difference between "been to" and "been in"?

  1. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #2

    Re: what's the difference between "been to" and "been in"?

    Please provide some sample sentences for us.

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,883
    #3

    Re: what's the difference between "been to" and "been in"?

    Quote Originally Posted by muhamad98741 View Post
    Hello.
    Please can you tell me the difference between "been to" and "been in"?
    Welcome to the forum.

    Note my amendments to your post above, in red. It's important to capitalise the first letter of every new sentence.

    As MikeNewYork said, we need to see complete sentences to work out if you are using them correctly.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Syria
      • Current Location:
      • Syria

    • Join Date: Oct 2014
    • Posts: 3
    #4

    Re: what's the difference between "been to" and "been in"?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Welcome to the forum.

    Note my amendments to your post above, in red. It's important to capitalise the first letter of every new sentence.

    As MikeNewYork said, we need to see complete sentences to work out if you are using them correctly.
    Thanks for your amendments.

    Please read these sentences:

    1) I've been to Paris.
    2) I've been in Paris.

    What's the difference in meaning between them, especially "been to" and "been in'?

  3. Roman55's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Italy
      • Current Location:
      • France

    • Join Date: Feb 2014
    • Posts: 2,310
    #5

    Re: what's the difference between "been to" and "been in"?

    I am not a teacher.

    In absolute terms there is very little difference between them as they both mean that you have been there.

    In practice, 1) is the natural way of expressing the idea that you have spent time in Paris and that you travelled there from somewhere else.

    If 2) is intended as a complete sentence, it sounds unnatural. It works fine as a fragment. 'I've been in Paris for a week.'

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Syria
      • Current Location:
      • Syria

    • Join Date: Oct 2014
    • Posts: 3
    #6

    Re: what's the difference between "been to" and "been in"?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 29-Oct-2014 at 18:50. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,501
    #7

    Re: what's the difference between "been to" and "been in"?

    There is no need to write a new post just to say "Thank you" or to quote our replies back to us. It makes us think there is new information or a follow-up question and we spend time opening the thread. Simply click on the "Thank" button at the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful.




Similar Threads

  1. The difference between "pathways", "tracks", and "orbits"
    By shaima19991 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28-Mar-2012, 18:30
  2. [Vocabulary] Difference between "health" and "wellness", "Diagnosis" and "Analysis"
    By tobysky in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-Dec-2010, 23:43
  3. [Grammar] Difference between "ing"&"simple present" after "to"
    By Gavin1705 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 21-Jul-2010, 23:51
  4. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 19-Jun-2008, 01:46
  5. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 23-Nov-2006, 11:47

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •