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I went there... #1 (permalink) Wed Jun 01, 2011 14:44 pm   I went there...
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #277 "Basic Grammar Exercises (7)", question 3

I ......... in 1999. I had a great time in England.

(a) went to there
(b) came there
(c) went there
(d) been to there

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #277 "Basic Grammar Exercises (7)", answer 3

I went there in 1999. I had a great time in England.

Correct answer: (c) went there

Your answer was: correct
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why not: came there?
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I went there... #2 (permalink) Thu Jun 02, 2011 0:07 am   I went there...
 

'Come' is in the direction of the speaker/listener. In this sentence, England is not: 'there' indicates that fact.
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I went there... #3 (permalink) Mon Jun 06, 2011 21:15 pm   I went there...
 

Dear Mr Micawber, I'm confused, I think: I went there= I went to England...?
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I went there... #4 (permalink) Mon Jun 06, 2011 23:50 pm   I went there...
 

yeah, Saneta.

ENGLAND can be superseded by THERE.

As well as SANETA can be superseded by SHE in

Saneta studies English / SHE studies English

There is often used when you want to refer to a place or location.
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I went there... #5 (permalink) Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:24 am   I went there...
 

I know about it very well, but thanks of course RudnyBR for the time devoting me. I was confused about that: Why did Mr Micawber write: England is not: 'there'?
This part of the sentence is confusing to me: England is not: 'there' indicates that fact. Could any of the teachers/learners explain that?
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