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    have been

    hi,

    "
    Peter has been to Tanzania. (He went to Tanzania and now he's back.)"

    but if I add the word for,the sentence will mean that Peter is still in Tanzania.
    Peter has been in Tanzania for 5 years.( or since 2003)

    Regards
    atadri

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    Re: have been

    Yes, but also notice that the preposition has changed.

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    Re: have been

    Quote Originally Posted by atadri View Post
    hi,

    "
    Peter has been to Tanzania. (He went to Tanzania and now he's back.)"

    but if I add the word for,the sentence will mean that Peter is still in Tanzania.
    Peter has been in Tanzania for 5 years.( or since 2003)

    Regards
    atadri
    I think what makes the sentence different is not the "for" phrase, but the preposition TO. "has been to" is different from "has been in". But I do want to know whether "for" phrase is also a factor. For example, can we just say "I have been in Hong Kong" to mean that you are still there?

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