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    #1

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    Hello

    Can you tell me what is the differance between those four sentences and what each one means because i am confused a little bit


    * He is said to live in london
    * He is said to have lived in london
    * He is said to be living in london
    * He is said to have been living in london


    Thanks in advance

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    Re: infinitive

    Welcome, arady.

    [1] He lives in London, apparently.

    [2] He lived in London, apparently,
    and whether or not he still lives there is unknown.

    [3] He is living in London, apparently.

    [4] He has been living in London, apparently,
    and whether or not he still lives there is unknown.

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    Re: infinitive

    Thanks alot and am happy to find this usefull site

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    Quote Originally Posted by arady
    Thanks alot and am happy to find this usefull site
    You're welcome, a lot, and I am happy, too, that you found this useful site.

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    Re: infinitive

    shame on me I study english literature at the university and make such mistakes

    guess it is okey am not a native speaker. I will try to learn from my mistakes please tell me when i do .

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    Make mistakes, please. It's the only way to learn.

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