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    Will17 is offline Senior Member
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    have lived /lived

    Hello!

    Are the following sentences interchangeable?:

    -I've lived in Italy for 5 years (I've got the experience of having lived there)
    -I lived in Italy for 5 years

    Thanks!

    W

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    Re: have lived /lived

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Are the following sentences interchangeable?:

    -I've lived in Italy for 5 years (I've got the experience of having lived there)
    -I lived in Italy for 5 years

    Thanks!

    W
    Hi,
    If you use Present Perfect (sent.1) you include the moment of speaking, i.d. you still live in Italy.
    As for sent.2 you refer to it as a past action, like you used to live in Italy some time in the past but now you don't.

    All the best,
    Maria

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