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    PRESENT PERFECT

    Hallo!

    Could you clarify what this phrase means:
    I've lived in London (without mentioning time).
    - that I lived in London and continue living there
    - or that I lived in London once and don't live there any longer? (Like I've been to London).
    Thank you!

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    Re: PRESENT PERFECT

    Without any context and as a stand alone sentence "I have lived in London" means that at some time in your life you have lived in London. You don't live there now.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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