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Session 28

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Been vs gone

Do you have a minute to spare to learn some English? See Sian specify why been is not the same as gone! Give us 60 seconds and we'll give you the English!

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Sian

Hi, Sian here for BBC Learning English. And today, we're going to look at these two little words.

So been and gone are both past participles, both used with the present perfect, but they don't have the same meaning. 

We use been to talk about complete visits. So, she has been to Paris means that she visited Paris at some point in the past and now she's back in the UK.

Careful with pronunciation. When we say been in a sentence, it becomes /bɪn/. She's been to Paris.

But, she's gone to Paris means she travelled to Paris and she's still in Paris now.

She's on holiday. She's gone to Paris.

Easy, right? Been – you go somewhere and return. Gone – you go somewhere but don't return.

 

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Been vs gone

Past participles
Both been and gone are past participle verbs:

  • be - am/are/is - was/were - been
  • go - go/goes - went - gone

Present perfect
Both been and gone are commonly used with the present perfect tense. This is formed with have/ has + a past participle verb.

  • I have been home.
  • She has gone home.

Been
Been
is used for complete visits. A person goes somewhere and returns.

  • I've been to Paris.
  • He hasn't been to India.
  • Have they been to Rekyavik?

Gone
Gone 
is used when someone goes somewhere and doesn't return.  They left before and have not come back.

  • She's gone to Paris.
  • We haven't gone very far. Don't worry.
  • Have you gone to work already? I need a lift.

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