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  1. Member
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    lived or had lived

    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.

    Thank you!

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    Re: lived or had lived

    Use "lived".

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