I lived in Boston for a couple of years - simple past.Originally Posted by vodkatini
The simple past is used for past actions that are complete and have no connection with the present. That means I no longer live in Boston, but I did in the past.
I've lived in Boston for a couple of years - present perfect.
The present perfect is used for past actions that have a connection to the present. That means that I still currently live in Boston.
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