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    lived OR have been living

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    Which one? I'm stuck between "lived" and "have been living".
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    Re: lived OR have been living

    1, 2 and 5 are all possible.

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    Re: lived OR have been living

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    I'm stuck between "lived" and "have been living".
    'Lived' denotes the speaker does not live here any more.
    'Have been living' denotes the speaker is still living here.

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    Re: lived OR have been living

    Yes, and of course "shall live" is a future intention. All are possible, so without context it's impossible to say which is correct.
    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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