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tell me please what's the difference between "I have been to London" and "I was in London"

Dec 23, 2014 12:55 PM
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Visit the sites that Peachey recommended.  All your questions will be answered there.

December 24, 2014

The first case " I have been to London " it means that I traveled to London for a while and returned.

The second case " I was in London " it means that my stay was in London just in th the past.

December 24, 2014

Thanks, Peachey.  But I don't understand in what context I should use  the firs form and in what context the second one? 

December 24, 2014

It's the difference between present perfect (have been) and past simple (was). There's plenty of information out there, so I'll just link you:

 

http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/present-perfect-or-past-simple.html

December 23, 2014
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