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    Anonymous Guest

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    Hi there. Could you tell me why this sentence is incorrect?

    “Have you got any money?” “Yes. I’ve been to the bank yesterday.”

    I see that "I've been" is wrong. But why?

    Thanks!

    L-A

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    Susie Smith Guest

    Re: question

    Quote Originally Posted by confused
    Hi there. Could you tell me why this sentence is incorrect?

    “Have you got any money?” “Yes. I’ve been to the bank yesterday.”

    I see that "I've been" is wrong. But why?

    Thanks!

    L-A
    You can't use the present perfect for a finished time in the past.
    In this case you must say: I went to the bank yesterday.

    Because today is unfinished time, you should say: I've been to the bank today.
    For the same reason you should say:
    I've been to the bank this month. / I've been to the bank this week.

    If it's still afternoon, you should say: I've been to the bank this afternoon.
    If it's already evening, you should say. I went to the bank this afternoon.

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