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    #1

    during my stay in London

    1) During my stay in London, he was the first person to invite me to his house.
    2) In London, he was the first person to invite me to his house.
    3) He was the first person to invite me to his house, in London.
    4) He was the first person to invite me to his house in London.

    I think in the last one 'in London' modifies 'his house'.
    In '3', 'in London' seems to have been added as an afterthought.


    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: during my stay in London

    Only number 1 is natural. I wouldn't worry about how someone might understand the other three.
    I am not a teacher.

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