Been, gone: difference
Been is the past participle of the verb be:
|The verb "be"|
he is, etc.
he was, etc.
|I have been
you have been
he has been, etc.
Been can also mean come or gone:
|Been (meaning come or gone)|
|We sometimes use been as the past participle of come and go.|
|present simple||past simple||present perfect|
|I go to the cinema a lot.||I went to the cinema yesterday.||I haven't been to the cinema for years.
I haven't gone
|Do you often go to London?||Did you go to London last weekend?||Have you ever been to London?
have you ever gone
|She comes here a lot.||She came here yesterday.||She's been here twice today.
She's come here twice today.
Been or gone?
|Been, gone: difference|
|gone = ‘She went there and she is still there.’
Liz has gone to the bank.
(She's at the bank now.)
|been = She went there but now she's back.
Liz has been to the bank.
(She's back at home now.)