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Hello, I have a question about this sentence transformation.
The sentence is:

I haven't been to an Indian restaurant for ages.
It's ages since I went to an Indian restaurant.

The correct answer is went to, but can we say "was at "instead of it ?
It's ages since I was at an Indian restaurant.
  • JustKate

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    Yes, was at is possible. I would say that went to is more common, simply because (unless we use eat or one of its synonyms) the verb go is the usual way to talk about a visiting a restaurant. So we say "went to Chinatown for dinner," "go out for Mexican" and "went to an Indian restaurant."
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