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‘Been in’ & ‘Been to’ (Explained in Hindi & English)

‘Been in’ और ‘Been to’ के प्रयोग में अंतर (Explained in Hindi)

Been in = कहीं पर रहना या ठहरना
Been to = कहीं जाकर फिर वापिस लौट आना

तुलना कीजिये:
a) i) I’ve been in Paris since the beginning of June. (अर्थात main वहां रह रहा हूँ.)
ii) I’ve been to Paris three times. (अर्थात main Paris गया हूँ लेकिन फिर वापिस लौट आया.)

b) i) How long has Ritu been in hospital? (अर्थात रितु अस्पताल में कितने दिन रुकी.)
ii) I’ve been to the hospital to see Ritu. (अर्थात अस्पताल में मैं रितु से मिल कर आ गया हूँ.)

NOTE: लेकिन भूत (past) में जब हम किसी visit विशेष पर गये थे तो ‘went to’ का use करते हैं ‘have been to’ का नहीं; जैसे

तुलना कीजिये:
a) I’ve been to England and Italy, but I haven’t been to France. (= मैं England और Italy गया हूँ लेकिन France नहीं गया हूँ. — अर्थात यहाँ किसी visit विशेष की बात नहीं हो रही.)
b) I went to England in 1993. (मैं England 1993 में गया था. — अर्थात यहाँ किसी visit विशेष की बात हो रही है.)

INCORRECT: Last year I’ve been to England for a month.
CORRECT: Last year I went to England for a month.

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Difference in ‘Been in’ and ‘Been to’ (Explained in English)

Been in = living or staying in
Been to = gone to and come back from; visited

Compare:
a) i) I’ve been in Paris since the beginning of June. (means living there)
ii) I’ve been to Paris three times. (means I went and came back)

b) i) How long has Ritu been in hospital? (means remained there)
ii) I’ve been to the hospital to see Ritu. (means I went and came back)

NOTE: When you are talking about a specific visit or trip that you made in the past, use ‘went to’ (not ‘have been to’); e.g.

Compare:
a) I’ve been to England and Italy, but I haven’t been to France.
b) I went to England in 1993 and to Italy in 1994. (particular instance)

INCORRECT: Last year I’ve been to England for a month.
CORRECT: Last year I went to England for a month.

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