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    Unhappy over my life? or Through my life ?

    Hello there ,
    I'm trying to write an essay, it's compared between two cites.
    in the introduction I wrote :

    Through my life, I have lived in three different cities ...
    or
    Over my life, I have lived in three different cities ...

    which is the correct ?
    I'm trying to tell that in my life I have lived in 3 cities and in this essay I want to compare between two of them ..

    Thanks.



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    Re: over my life? or Through my life ?

    Quote Originally Posted by iAhmad View Post
    Hello there ,
    I'm trying to write an essay, it's compared between two cites.
    in the introduction I wrote :

    Through my life, I have lived in three different cities ...
    or
    Over my life, I have lived in three different cities ...

    which is the correct ?
    I'm trying to tell that in my life I have lived in 3 cities and in this essay I want to compare between two of them ..

    Thanks.


    Why not use "In my life..."?

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    Re: over my life? or Through my life ?

    I'd use "In" but I'd reverse the order: I've lived in three different cities in my life.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: over my life? or Through my life ?

    Thank you for your quick responses
    I'm going to use what
    Barb_D said .. " I've lived in three different cities in my life "

    but are my two sentences correct ?
    or just they do not use it like this in English , because in my language it's okey if I said that , actually it's better than just say "
    I've lived in three different cities in my life"

    Thank you ..

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    Re: over my life? or Through my life ?

    Quote Originally Posted by iAhmad View Post
    ... are my two sentences correct ?
    They are not natural English.

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    Re: over my life? or Through my life ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    They are not natural English.
    That's really helpful,
    Thanks.

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