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    #1

    My brother has been there.

    Hello all,

    Here is the thing, I was having a conversation with my friends this evening and we were talking about different places and then he started talking about Singapore so I said "My brother has been there".

    Just trying to figure out if this is a correct usage "My brother has been there".

    1) I did not want to give any time frame neither did I remember the time or any other details so, I didnt use the simple past.
    2) I did not use past perfect (My brother had been there) because I had no other past event to connect to it.

    Many Thanks
    Last edited by farhankhan2007; 17-May-2017 at 02:19.

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    #2

    Re: My brother has been there.

    Your sentence is correct, and so is your reasoning.

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    #3

    Re: My brother has been there.

    Your reasoning is correct. It means your brother was there at least once at some unspecified time.
    I am not a teacher.

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