Go in Past Participle We know that the verb go has two past participles, been and gone. When can I use 'been' and 'gone'? or there is not any difference between them?
Apr 24, 2016 8:52 PM
Answers · 4
There is a big difference between 'been' and 'gone'. The present perfect always gives us information about the present moment, and these two words give different information. For example: Is John at home? No, he isn't. He's gone to the bank. 'He's gone' = He is not at home now. Does John have any money? Yes, he has. He's been to the bank. 'He's been (to the bank) = He is at home now. He went to the bank and he came back.
April 24, 2016
Actually /been/ stems from /to be/. I also enjoyed reading Su.Ki.'s explanation, as I learnt something from it.
April 24, 2016
two past participles, been and gone. => went and gone I went to the movies last Sunday She was gone when I arrived => been and gone Have you been to Paris ? [someone is calling for Mary at her office] You're asking for Mary ? I am sorry she is gone for the day.
April 24, 2016
Andrew is right. BEEN is the past participle of TO BE, GONE is the past participle of TO BE. "Prince died a few days ago, but Michael has BEEN GONE almost a decade."
April 25, 2016
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