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    Question Talking about past

    Hi,

    If I'm talking about past trip,which of the below sentences are correct?
    A- specific time in the past
    1- In 2010, I go to London. I stay there for 5 days. (telling story)
    2- In 2010, I went to London. I stayed there for 5 days.
    3- In 2010, I went to London. I had stayed there for 5 days.
    4- Before 2010, I had been to London once. I stayed there for 5 days.
    5- Before 2010, I had been to London once. I had stayed there for 5 days.

    B- unspecific time in the past
    6- I have been to London before. I stayed there for 5 days.
    7- I have been to London before. I had stayed there for 5 days.

    Regards,,,

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    Re: Talking about past

    Quote Originally Posted by YATenglish View Post
    Hi,

    If I'm talking about a past trip, which of the below sentences are correct?
    A- specific time in the past
    1- In 2010, I go to London. I stay there for 5 days. (telling story) Unusual use of present tense for a story.
    2- In 2010, I went to London. I stayed there for 5 days.
    3- In 2010, I went to London. I had stayed there for 5 days.
    4- Before 2010, I had been to London once. I stayed there for 5 days.
    5- Before 2010, I had been to London once. I had stayed there for 5 days. Maybe, depends.

    B- unspecific time in the past
    6- I have been to London before. I stayed there for 5 days.
    7- I have been to London before. I had stayed there for 5 days.

    Regards,,,
    If you want more explanation of these, perhaps you could have a go first at working out why.

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    Re: Talking about past

    Thanks Raymott

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    Re: Talking about past

    YATenglish, instead of sending your thanks in a separate message, just click the Like button, please.

    The reason is that it is flagged as a new post, so we think you might have a follow-up question or something to add. Those of us with slow internet connections and/or old computers have to waste valuable time waiting for it to appear.

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