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    #1

    He was living in Taipei for ten days.

    1. The audience was clapping for ten minutes.
    2. He was living in Taipei for ten days.
    # 1 is quoted from a dictionary and is supposed to be correct. Is #2 acceptable?
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    #2

    Re: He was living in Taipei for ten days.

    No. I can't think of a context where it would work.
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    #3

    Re: He was living in Taipei for ten days.

    I think it is not the problem with the tense used but the use of the word "living".
    You do not say you live in a place for 10 days. "Stay" would work.
    Last edited by tedmc; 04-Apr-2016 at 13:02.
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    #4

    Re: He was living in Taipei for ten days.

    3. He was staying in Taipei for ten days.
    Is #3 acceptable?
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    #5

    Re: He was living in Taipei for ten days.

    Usually not. It needs context, or some addition to the sentence to make it natural. Would you like to try to put it into a natural dialog?

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