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  1. B45
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    Do you have any friends in California. I say: I used to have a lot of friends ther

    Do you have any friends in California. I say:


    I used to have a lot of friends there, but most of them have moved back to their home country.

    VS

    I used to have a lot of friends there, but most of them moved back to their home country.

    What's the difference here? Are both okay?

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    Re: Do you have any friends in California. I say: I used to have a lot of friends

    They're both OK.

    There's no effective difference: they're not there anymore.

  2. B45
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    Re: Do you have any friends in California. I say: I used to have a lot of friends

    What would a native English speaker say?

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    Re: Do you have any friends in California. I say: I used to have a lot of friends

    Either of them.

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    Re: Do you have any friends in California. I say: I used to have a lot of friends

    Did they all come from the same country?

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    Re: Do you have any friends in California. I say: I used to have a lot of friends

    Actually, no.

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    Re: Do you have any friends in California. I say: I used to have a lot of friends

    Then your sentences should end with "countries".

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