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    Need help for two sentences

    Hello, could anyone please help me with these sentences? Are they both correct or both wrong?

    He lived in London since he had left Cambridge.
    He had lived in London since he had left Cambridge.

    Thank you for your help!!

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    Re: Need help for two sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello, could anyone please help me with these sentences? Are they both correct or both wrong?

    He lived in London since he had left Cambridge.
    He had lived in London since he had left Cambridge.

    Thank you for your help!!
    He has been living in London since he left Cambridge. Or "He has lived in London since he left Cambridge"


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    Re: Need help for two sentences

    Hello Harry Smith and thank you very much!

    Please tell me, is there a way I could make one correct sentence using "since he had left"?
    Thanks again!

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    Re: Need help for two sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    Hello Harry Smith and thank you very much!

    Please tell me, is there a way I could make one correct sentence using "since he had left"?
    Thanks again!
    No, we can use "had +V3" in the main clause. Since shows the starting point.
    e.g. I was sorry when Jack moved to America; we had been good friends since university days.
    Usually we use Present Perfect or Present Perfect Conyinuous with since.


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    Hello there!

    So, if I get you , the only solution is "since he left" + "he has lived" or "he has been living".

    But what about reported speech?
    John said :' I have lived in London since I left Cambridge.'
    Would the correct form be:
    'He said that he had lived in London since he left Cambridge.' ?

    Oh, how interesting! Thank you very much Harry Smith!

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