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    Lived or have lived? [We .... (live)for two years.

    Hello there,

    I must fill the space below with the correct tense form.

    We are now living on 72nd street where we ........ (live) for two years.
    I filled the space with the past tense form (lived), while according to answer sheet it is false and the correct answer is (have lived).!

    I used "filled" because of the following reason:

    Consider a man suddenly see his friend on the street. After greetings his friend asks:

    - Where are you living now?

    And the man replies:

    - We are now living on the 72nd street where we used to live there for two years (or on the other hand) where we lived for two years.

    I know that "Have lived" is correct and I know why it is (because of the "for"), But I think my answer is correct too.

    Don't you think like me?

    Thank you in advance,
    Last edited by Lumia625; 19-Sep-2015 at 16:40.

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    Re: Lived or have lived? [We .... (live)for two years.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lumia625 View Post
    Don't you think like me?
    I do not.

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    Re: Lived or have lived? [We .... (live)for two years.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I do not.
    Well, would you please explain more?

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    Re: Lived or have lived? [We .... (live)for two years.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lumia625 View Post
    We are now living on the 72nd street where we used to live there for two years (or on the other hand) where we lived for two years.
    If you use relative 'where', delete 'there'.

    '... where we used to live' is fine, but delete 'for two years'. We cannot restrict situations introduced by 'used to'. That verb-form tells us that the situation happened in the past, but no longer happens. Further restriction does not work.

    '... where we lived for two years' is fine but, as I have already suggested, a clause-final 'there' does not work.

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    Re: Lived or have lived? [We .... (live)for two years.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    '... where we lived for two years' is fine
    So, my answer is correct too yeah?

    We are now living on 72nd street where we ........ (live) for two years.

    1- have lived ===> answer sheet's answer

    2- lived =====> my answer

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    #6

    Re: Lived or have lived? [We .... (live)for two years.

    It's not impossible but, without something extra such as 'when I was in my teens', I think it's unlikely.

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    #7

    Re: Lived or have lived? [We .... (live)for two years.

    I am usually not a big "present prefect" user (when there is an suitable alternative). But, in this case, I would use "have lived".

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    Re: Lived or have lived? [We .... (live)for two years.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lumia625 View Post

    I filled the space with the past tense form (lived), while according to answer shit it is false and the correct answer is (have lived).!
    You might want to correct this (admittedly rather amusing) typo.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Lived or have lived? [We .... (live)for two years.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You might want to correct this (admittedly rather amusing) typo.

    Lol, I corrected it. Thank you for noticing.

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