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Been or gone?

If you have been it means you are not there now. If you have gone it means you are still there.

CNN news mistake showing Iraq next to The Czech Republic.

Adrian has been to Poland. Now he has gone to Iraq.

Both are correct, but have a different meaning.
• Gary has gone to the bank.
(He is still there, he has not returned)
• Gary has been to the bank.
(He is not there, he is now home)

Remember: Gone means still in Iraq. Been means back home.
  • Exercise 1

    Remember: Gone means still in Iraq. Been means back home.

    Use either gone or been to complete the sentences.

    Remember: Gone means still in Iraq. Been means back home.

    Use either gone or been to complete the sentences.

    Exercise 2

    Use either gone or been to complete the sentences.

    Use either gone or been to complete the sentences.

     

  • Remember: Been means not in Bangladesh. Gone means still in India.

    Gary has been in Bangladesh with a few friends. Now he has gone to India.