If I want to ask someone how many places he/she has visited before. Should I say in or to?

What if I want to restrict the place in a country, like the US. How should I ask then?

For example, which is correct of these two sentences: ... Where have you been to in the US? or Where have you been in the US? ...


  • Both to and in are not necessary. You can simply say, Where have you been – Ms.Tamil Nov 7 '18 at 11:58
  • This really needs more context. Basically "been to" refers to travel, while "been in" refers to just being/existing in some country. It could be either. – user3169 Nov 8 '18 at 6:26

If you're in the middle of a conversation "Where have you been?" would work fine.

If you're starting up a new conversation or if you want to restrict the question to only places in the US you would need more context. In this case, "Which cities have you visited in the United States?" would be good.

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