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been vs gone

been is the past participle of be

gone is the past participle of go

Been can be used to describe completed journeys. So if you have been to England twice, you have travelled there and back twice.

For example: I've been to Africa, but I've never been to Asia.

If you have gone to England, you have not yet returned.

For example: I've gone to the bank. I should be back in half an hour.

! Now you've been and gone and done it!