I have spent my whole educational life in my hometown except my masters degree.
I'll be glad if you'd help me out about the sentence above;
1- Simple past or present perfect tense; which one should I use?
2- Aside from the tense choice, does the sentence sound natural ?
Thanks for your answers in advance.
Last edited by euncu; 17-Dec-2010 at 19:20.
Since I conceive to use this sentence verbally (sorry for not having mentioned it before) not in written, the " ...for the period during which..... " part in the second answer sounded to me a bit formal and long to keep in mind. Will it be correct if I say ?; ...my whole educational life except my masters degree in my hometown.