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    #1

    has gone to and has been to

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough explain to me the subtle difference between the two expressions has gone to and has been to?

    Where has Tom gone?
    He has gone to the bank. He should be back soon.

    Where has been John many times?
    John has been to London many times.

    Thank you in advance for your efforts.

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    V.

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    Re: has gone to and has been to

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough explain to me the subtle difference between the two expressions has gone to and has been to?

    Where has Tom gone?
    He has gone to the bank= he is there now or on his way there.

    Where has John been many times?= it tells us about John's experience where he has been many times in his life. If you delete "many times"=he has now come back from London.
    John has been to London many times.

    Thank you in advance for your efforts.

    Regards.

    V.

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    Re: has gone to and has been to

    Hi Banderas,

    Thank you for your excellent explanation. I think, I am able to afford to put in a brief complement in addition to your elucidation. It goes without saying if it is not redundant.

    Where has Tom gone?
    He has gone to the bank= he is there now or on his way there and has not yet returned.

    Thank you for your kindness.

    Regards.

    V.

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    Re: has gone to and has been to

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi Banderas,

    Thank you for your excellent explanation. I think, I am able to afford to put in a brief complement in addition to your elucidation. It goes without saying if it is not redundant.

    Where has Tom gone?
    He has gone to the bank= he is there now or on his way there and has not yet returned.

    Thank you for your kindness.

    Regards.

    V.
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