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    Default tenses for the verb 'live' '

    1) Should I say "I have lived in Chicago for many years" or "I have been living in Chicago for many years" if I am still living in Chicago now?

    2) Does "I am living in Chicago" implies that it is momentary, and I will move elsewhere soon?

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    Default Re: tenses for the verb 'live' '

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedwonny View Post
    1) Should I say "I have lived in Chicago for many years" or "I have been living in Chicago for many years" if I am still living in Chicago now?
    Both are possible. In this particular sentence, there is not a great deal of difference between them.
    2) Does "I am living in Chicago" implies that it is momentary, and I will move elsewhere soon?
    It does suggest that your stay is not permanent, but not necessarily that it is short and/or will end soon.

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