Explaining different reasons why we use different words.
How do I explain, to someone who is learning English, the difference between:
'He's gone to the Beach' and
'He's been to the Beach ?"
First of all, unless Beach is the name of something, it doesn't need to be capitalized.
He's gone to the beach. This would imply that he is not here because he is currently at the beach.
He's been to the beach. This would mean that he has, at some time, been to the beach, but he's not necessarily at the beach right now.
I hope this is clear to you.
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