Look at the bold clause
He's been to France. It was fun. Although, he already was/has been here before.
Which one should I use?
I mean, to me, since the context creates some sort of timeline, I think I should use Past Simple
But, I also didn't say when that happened (in the bold clause), so, I'm confused.
And, I mean, I've been trying to learn Present Perfect for the past few months, and I'm trying to learn from context now (because I have tried without it, and it didn't work). I can use in a few cases, though, because the difference between these 2 is all subtle. And I'm not confident enough to use Present Perfect. May you help me?