Interested in Language
I'm confused by this synthesis question:
Question: Honduras is an exotic country. My friend, Johaness lived there for ten years
My answer: Honduras, where (fixed position) my friend, Johaness (lived / had lived) for ten years, is an exotic country.
Should the verb 'lived' be changed into a past perfect or is it okay to leave it as it is since it is not a conversion from direct to indirect speech.