Went x has gone: Qual utilizar?

Ricardo Goulart 10
Hello, my friends!!!

How have U been?

I'm an English teacher and a doubt came out during a class:

The sentence:

A year ago my cousin joined the army and he has gone overseas
A year ago my cousin joined the army and he went overseas

Which of them is right and why?

Thanks in advance!!
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Marcio_Farias 12530 1 23 211
Ricardo Goulart escreveu:[...] I'm an English teacher and a doubt came out during a class [...]
What tomas said, but you might want to know the difference between doubt and question here.

You can also drop the he. "... and went overseas."

tomas 30 1
Hi!!
So, I would say that the right sentence is the second one, ''A year ago my cousin joined the army and he went overseas'', because we have an especific time, we know when the action happened, ''A year ago''.

present-perfect-and-simple-past-t4142.html
Hope It helps!
Hugs!