Exercise 2: difference of ‘been & gone’

(Practise differentiating between ‘been’ and ‘gone’)

‘been’ or ‘gone’ – cloze test

Difficulty: medium (3 of 5)

Fill the gaps with the correctly conjugated verb form of ‘been’ or ‘gone’ in the present perfect simple tense. To do so, you will also need the auxiliary verb ‘have/has’, but do not use short (contracted) forms for it.

  • Example: “Nikki _____ just _____ to her friend’s.” → “Nikki has just gone to her friend’s.”

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  1. My parents to Italy. They are coming back next Friday.
  2. Your visitors are talking about Scandinavia as if they there very often.
  3. You’ve got a nice tan, Jenny. Where you on holiday?
  4. Where’s Lori? – She just out.
  5. My assistant can’t answer the calls right now. She for two hours.
  6. My boss in meetings all day. He looks very tired.
  7. Tim isn’t here. He to the post office to post some letters.
  8. Ask my brother anything about France. He there so many times.
  9. Excuse me, where is the new library? – Oh, I don’t know, I never there.
  10. Is your friend George also coming to my birthday party tomorrow? – No, he isn’t. He on holiday.

Exercises and explanations related to the ‘Differentiation of ‘been/gone’

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