Can you say in English have u been here before ?

Can you in English !Have u been here before ?

My question is pretty elementary but it's very important to me . I remember when I was studying English that u use BEFORE with past tense but I have hear many people saying have you been here BEFORE? I'm not English ,but it confuses me ...

Let's imagine a scenario where a receptionist greets his customer .

Would she say , hi sir, have u been here? Or have u been here before?,did u come here before? Have u have been here ?

9 Answers

  • You can say both. It means the same thing but in your scenario, if you want to ask specifically you can add the 'before' to your question.

  • Have You Been Here Before

  • Hi from London, I'm a native speaker of British English

    Yes, it is common to use the phrase: Have you been here before? Have you done this before? Have you heard this before?

    It is a construction using the Present Perfect, which includes all the time in the past up to (and including ) now. We often use this as a general enquiry about our experiences in life.

    It is not correct to ask : Did you come here before? as a general enquiry. That construction (using ' did you' = the Past Simple) suggests a time / period in the past which ended before now, it does not include now. So the construction seems wrong because you don't specify the criteria for that.

    You could ask 'Did you come here before we modernised the hotel? or Did you come here before we built the swimming pool?

    Hope this helps,

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    Once you can ride - you can ride, be it English or western. The difference is in the aids but that is not so very different either in that the horse goes away from the leg. Main change is loose rein and contact. I would go with riding their horse and once a week. You can practise on your own horses. I do not think that you specifically start 'dressage' at any point. Riding English you should be making the horse go correctly, on the bit with a light contact, moving forward freely and bending in the correct direction. This is the basis of all dressage so, if your instructor is any good you will, as a rider, be starting dressage straight away. As a very experienced English rider, if I came to you for lessons on western riding, you would not be expecting to teach me the very basics of leg position, seat and hands, surely you would expect to be teaching me the different aids used to get the best from the horse? It will be the same for you.

  • have you been here before. is fine because the before is referring to a time in the past. its like saying. have you been here in the past

  • No, but you can say "have you been here before?".

  • You've posted this twice. Same answer as before.

  • Have you beenhere before, or, have you already been here,

  • okay. You may say, "Have you been here before?". That's the most appropriate.

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