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    Query to know which tense it is and what used of 'been' here

    I read conversation on Internet and found these lines , I am little confused with this line

    Todd: OK. Have you ever been on a double-decker bus?

    which tense is it ? what is meaning of 'been' here ?

    Below is partial conversation for your understanding:

    Todd: OK. Steven, you're looking at a picture. Please describe what you see!
    Steven: Uh, I can see a red double-decker bus. It's the kind of bus you'll see very often in London. In fact I know this bus is from London because I can see the names: Chelsea, Sloan
    Square, Victoria, Herring Cross. These are all areas in London. Um, so obviously the bus is in London.
    Todd: OK. Have you ever been on a double-decker bus?
    Steven: Yeah, yeah, yeah. many times. Many times. When I was younger, you used to get double-decker all over England but now you only tend to see them in the big cities.

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    Re: Query to know which tense it is and what used of 'been' here

    It is a present perfect form.

    In this particular context, Have you ever been? has a similar meaning to ​Have you ever travelled?

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