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    He has gone to Bangkok since 1996.

    He has gone to Bangkok since 1996.

    I read this sentence in one of my exercise-books. I wonder if it's a right sentence. If not, how to correct it?

    Thanks.

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    Re: He has gone to Bangkok since 1996.

    It's a grammatical sentence. It simply means that, at some point since 1996, he has visited Bangkok though we don't know how many times. If that is not the meaning that was intended, it could be wrong.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: He has gone to Bangkok since 1996.

    The sentence is not correct. "Since" covers a period of time, in this case from 1996 until now.

    You can say:
    He has been going to Bangkok since 1996.
    He went to Bangkok in 1996

    Yes, there's the possibility as described by emsr.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: He has gone to Bangkok since 1996.

    "He has been to Bangkok since 1996." is correct. I don't like the version with "gone".

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    #5

    Re: He has gone to Bangkok since 1996.

    I too prefer "been" to "gone" but can't say the original is wrong, depending on the intended meaning.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #6

    Re: He has gone to Bangkok since 1996.

    Whatever the context, I'd bet that there is a more natural way to say it.

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