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I haven't been to the gym since June

I know it is right to say "I've gone to or been to the gym many times since June" according to the answers to my other recent question. But if I want to use the negative form, do both ...
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I've been to Japan many times since 2010

I've been to Japan many times since 2010. I've gone to Japan a few times since 2020. Are the two sentences both correct? In these sentences, does "been to" mean the same as "gone to&...
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I've gone to or been to a gym regularly

I started to go to a gym regularly in May. Now I continue this habit. What should I say to express this idea? I've been to a gym regularly since May. or I've gone to a gym regularly since May. ...
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Has been/has gone [closed]

Which one is grammatically correct "Jack has never been to America" or "Jack has never gone to America"
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Why is it "have you gone to the gym" instead of "have you been to the gym"?

I would really appreciate it if you could help me with the following sentences: How many times have you gone to the gym this month? Have you ever gone to a game? I have double checked the ...
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Present Perfect Tense "have gone to" VS "have been to"

In present perfect tense, "have been to" implies the fact that the subject has come back from the place we are referrering to, while "have gone to" indicates the subject's absence. ...
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Been camping Vs. Gone camping [duplicate]

I already know how been and gone can be used with present perfect simple and what difference they make, but with a certain verb phrase like go camping would it be grammatically correct to say I've ...
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Present Perfect: been or gone?

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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"gone there" vs "been there"

What's the difference between "I've gone there three times today" and "I've been there three times today" ?
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Is "have gone" identical to "have been" in some cases, such as being used to describe some status?

recently, SO pushed this blog everywhere, which says (expression_1) These options have gone untouched for a long time it seems that this expression could be rewritten as (expression_2) These ...
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Present perfect been/ gone: to or in?

Do we ask Has he ever been to Germany? OR Has he ever gone to Germany? OR Has he ever been in Germany? Negative: He has never gone to Germany. OR He has never been in Germany. ...
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Have gone or have been to the cinema [duplicate]

How would I say? I have gone to the cinema twenty times this year Or I better say: I have been to the cinema twenty times this year
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been to & gone to: a general rule for specific cases

I understand been to is used for a complete visit and gone to refers to a trip taking place now or the person being there. My question is about the times where it's gets a bit shady. Based on what I ...
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“has [been/gone] there for three days”

As we know the meaning of (has/have been to) is he or she came back. So, how could we say the following? She has been there for three days I think it is wrong to say so. We should say She has gone ...
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difference between "been" and "gone"

The difference between "She's gone to London" and "she's been to London" is clear but there is a sentence that I doubt what to use. what should I use in this sentence? (been or gone) The ...
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About: have gone to

I have gone to Seoul three times and returned home. Could this sentence (which I made) mean the experiences that I have gone to Seoul? Is it acceptable? Is the meaning of the sentence ...
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"Had gone to" in the meaning of "had been to" in the past perfect and unreal conditionals

I have been wondering for a while about "been to" vs "gone to" in the past pefect and unreal conditionals. I always thought that we use been to describe completed visits. For example, if we have ...
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Are there any differences between "Have been on a trip" vs "Have gone on a trip" and "Have gone crazy" vs "Have been crazy"?

Accourding to this site, We often use "been to" when we refer to completed visits to a place: Have you ever been to Budapest? Not: Have you ever gone to Budapest? If the visit is not complete, we ...
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Using have gone to / been to / been in

I understand the difference between these constructions: "has gone to", "has been to", "has been in": "has gone to" — there or on his way to; "has been to" — someone has been there but he ...
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"Where have you been" vs "Where have you gone"

Is it possible at all to use the sentence "where have you gone" in a situation in which your friend has just come back home. For example: A. Sorry, I am late. B. Where have you gone or ...
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I ............................... the new shop

Which one of five options fit best in the blanks in the following sentences. A : I ........... not ............ the new shop.Would you like to check it out? B : No. I ........... already .......
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"have been to some place" vs "be to some place"

There are two phrases: "have gone to" : someone went to some place but didn't come back. "have been to": someone went to some place and come back. I understand the phrase "have gone to" like this: ...
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Have gone or Have been

Could you please tell me whether this conversation is grammatically correct or not. A: Where were you last week? (Or can I ask like this) A: "Where have you been in the last week?" B: I ...
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Have you ever been to London? Have you ever gone to London?

Have you ever been to London? or Have you ever gone to London? Which one is correct?
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