Student or Learner
I must fill the space below with the correct tense form.
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).!We are now living on 72nd street where we ........ (live) for two years.
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.
'... 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.
It's not impossible but, without something extra such as 'when I was in my teens', I think it's unlikely.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.