English Vocabulary for ESL Students - The difference between BEEN and GONE

Updated: Dec 17, 2018

Welcome to this English #vocabulary post which explains the difference between ‘been (to)’ and ‘gone (to)’. Many Italian learners of English confuse the use of these two verb forms. Carefully study the following sentences:

Peter is on holiday. He has gone to France. (= he is there now OR on his way there)

Sabrina is back home now. She has been to Scotland. (= she has now returned)

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The above image provides a very helpful visual way to remember the important difference between BEEN and GONE! Now you can enjoy using ‘been’ and ‘gone’ correctly!