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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: English In A Minute

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Evangeline published on November 12, 2018    Jade Weng translated    Evangeline reviewed
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