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    Gone with past perfect continuous

    She had gone swimming (and never returned.)
    Can you substitue been with gone in past perfect continuous ?


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    Re: Gone with past perfect continuous

    Hi, Jondough,
    You can say, for example,
    She had been swimming for 2 hours before we went to lunch.

    But if you change gone for been, the meaning will change, because you no longer talk about her going to swim.

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    Re: Gone with past perfect continuous

    If you use 'been', then you would be giving the idea that she did return.

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