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Where is the mistake? #1 (permalink) Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:07 am   Where is the mistake?
 

Have you been to Scotland?
Yes, I've been there last year.

Where is the mistake in these two lines?

Can please somebody help me with this?
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Where is the mistake? #2 (permalink) Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:12 am   Where is the mistake?
 

Please can somebody help me with this?

Have you been to Scotland?
Yes, I went there last year.

You need to change the tense in the answer because of the time phrase, which clearly indicates it was a visit at a specific time in the past.

Compare it with:
Have you been to Scotland?
Yes, I've been there a few times. (no specific past time mentioned0
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Where is the mistake? #3 (permalink) Fri Apr 08, 2011 22:42 pm   Where is the mistake?
 

Hi,

can I not say "Yes, I had been there last year"?
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Where is the mistake? #4 (permalink) Fri Apr 08, 2011 22:49 pm   Where is the mistake?
 

Not as a direct answer to the question 'Have you been to Scotland?'

Have you been to Scotland,
Yes, I went there last year.

Had you been to Scotland previously?
Yes, I had been there the previous year.
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Where is the mistake? #5 (permalink) Fri Apr 08, 2011 22:55 pm   Where is the mistake?
 

If the question is "Had you been to Scotland?",

Can the answer be "Yes, I had been there last year"?
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Where is the mistake? #6 (permalink) Fri Apr 08, 2011 22:59 pm   Where is the mistake?
 

The direct answer to your question would have to be 'yes', BUT that question (tense) would not be asked without an additional phrase.

Had you been to Scotland before your last visit?
Had you been to Scotland in the past?
Had you been to Scotland previously?
Had you been to Scotland before you got married?
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Where is the mistake? #7 (permalink) Fri Apr 08, 2011 23:03 pm   Where is the mistake?
 

So can I ask "Had you been to Scotland last year?"
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Where is the mistake? #8 (permalink) Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:44 am   Where is the mistake?
 

Beeesneees wrote:
that question (tense) would not be asked without an additional phrase.

Had you been to Scotland before your last visit?
Had you been to Scotland in the past?
Had you been to Scotland previously?
Had you been to Scotland before you got married?

No. 'Last year' is not enough of a qualifying phrase.
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Where is the mistake? #9 (permalink) Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:11 am   Where is the mistake?
 

Thank you for clarifying my doubt!
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Where is the mistake? #10 (permalink) Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:23 am   Where is the mistake?
 

You're welcome, Sarkpri.

I've just noticed you're a new member - welcome to the forums!
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