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I haven’t gone to see my native school for so many years. And more than 20 years passed by in a twinkle, just like a Chinese saying:” Time is getting.”

For so many years I haven’t been to my hometown to visit my alma mater. It is more than twenty years since I graduated from high school. As a Chinese saying goes, time is fleeting.

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One day the Giant came back. He had been to visit his friend the Cornish ogre, and stayed with him for seven years.
–Wilde, The Selfish giant

“ Hullo, Nick”, she said, obviously please to him, “ where have you come from?”
“ “ From the station?”
“ Yes, I’ve just been to see my parents off.”

I have just been to see the cherry blossoms at Ueno.
You can not say, “ I’ve just gone to see the cheery blossoms at Ueno.

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