451 – Gone vs. Been in American English!

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The other day, one of my students was asking me about the difference between gone and been, as in, I’ve never been to Paris or I’ve never gone to Paris. That’s a great question and so I’ve decided to answer it here on the podcast. Today, we’ll look at how to use gone and been.

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:

  • I’m sorry, Mr. Stevens has gone for the day.
  • The baby has finally gone to sleep.
  • Has Jack gone home yet?
  • It seems like summer has gone and fall is here now.
  • The boss isn’t in his office. He must have gone home.
  • I’m not going to wear a Halloween costume. Those days have gone.
  • All of my grandparents have gone.
  • Most of the pioneers of Jazz have already gone.
  • The company’s founder has been gone for over 20 years.
  • Tom went out to have his car serviced and he was gone for a long time.
  • When Jane served her special appetizers at the party, they were gone in ten minutes.
  • When the dancer broke her leg, she realized her dream was gone.
  • This restaurant has been open since 1899.
  • Jacks family has been in America for over 150 years.
  • You haven’t been here in such a long time. I’ve really missed you.
  • This is the first time I’ve been to this restaurant, but I really love it.
  • Jack has been to Thailand several times.
  • Have you ever been to Dubai?

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