"Have visited here once before" vs "visited here once before"

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Hi everyone, Suppose I have visited France for the second time. Someone welcomes me saying "Hi, welcome to my country. Have you been here before?" Can I reply "thank you. No, this is not the first time I have visited here. I have visited/visited here once before this visit."


I think both have visited and visited work here. Am I right?
 
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Yes. And it would be more natural if you didn't end with "this visit." We would usually say something like:

- I/I've visited here once before.
- I/I've been here once before.
- I/I've been here before.
- I'/I've been here once before.
- I was here once before.
 

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Yes. And it would be more natural if you didn't end with "this visit." We would usually say something like:

- I/I've visited here once before.
- I/I've been here once before.
- I/I've been here before.
- I'/I've been here once before.
- I was here once before.

Thank you. Is "I been here before" possible as you suggested?
 

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Hi everyone, Suppose I have visited France for the second time. Someone welcomes me saying "Hi, welcome to my country. Have you been here before?" Can I reply, "Thank you. No, this is not the first time I have visited here.
No, you can't. You have been to France before, so your answer should be "Yes".
 

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- I/I've been here once before.
- I/I've been here before.
- I'/I've been here once before.

This gives the impression that, "I been here..." is a possibility, which we both know isn't the case.
 
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