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    Smile word: privilege

    Hi
    I'm going to have a presentation on (?) Hong Kong. I lived there for a couple of years and I was wondering whether it's OK to say that ...
    "I had the privilege to live there before, during and after the Handover to China" or is there any other good way to say that? I was very young and I had never imagined that I would live one day in such a city and I'd like to emphasize that.

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    Massimo

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    As an NES but not a teacher, it sounds fine to me, except I would not capitalise "handover".

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    OK thanks a lot for the information
    Massimo

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    I would say:

    I'm going to do a presentation on Hong Kong

    I had the privilege of live there

    Otherwise it's great, however, I'm not a teacher

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kojak Peg View Post
    I had the privilege of live there
    That is not correct English.

    I had the privilege of living there.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Thanks a lot for correcting my English.
    I appreciate your help.

    Massimo

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    You don't need to send thanks in a separate post, Massimo.

    Just click the Like button, please.

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