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    Have been

    Hi there

    Situation:
    I and my friend are speaking about our memories in my house. My friend says "I have been to Rio for ten days".
    Question:
    Is the sentence in present perfect correct? I think the tense is correct but "for ten days" is a little weird to me. Isn't it better to say "I was in Rio for ten days"?
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    Re: Have been

    Your sentence should start with "My friend and I". I would use the simple past "I was in Rio for ten days".

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    Re: Have been

    Thanks.
    But my problem is if the sentence is correct in present perfect. If it is not correct, can you help me understand why?

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    Re: Have been

    I consider 'have been to' incorrect in your sentence because it is used to express the number of times you've visited, but I am not a teacher.

    The red part was quoted from https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...=1#post1176582

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