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Which one to choose:

(A) My father has never gone on holiday in summer.
(B) My father has never been on holiday in summer.

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(A) My father has never gone on holiday in summer. (B) My father has never been on holiday in summer.

Both are correct. You can often use been and gone interchangeably when we are talking about something in the past. For example:

Where had you gone?

  • I had been to the supermarket.
  • I had gone to the supermarket.

HOWEVER, in other tenses this is not applicable. The meaning of the sentence then changes. For example:

Where have you gone?

  • I have gone to the supermarket. (This means that you are at the supermarket right now)
  • I have been to the supermarket. (This means that you were at the supermarket, and now you are back home).

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