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    Jane was living in London.

    Jane was living in London.
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    With reference to the meaning of the above sentence I would appreciate it
    if you would kindly let me know whether the above sentence gives us any information on where she lives now.

    Is there any possibility that Jane is living in London now?
    Last edited by sariputra; 26-Jul-2007 at 08:05.


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    Re: Jane was living in London.

    Quote Originally Posted by sariputra View Post
    Jane was living in London.
    ***********************************

    With reference to the meaning of the above sentence I would appreciate it
    if you would kindly let me know whether the above sentence gives us any information on where she lives now.

    Is there any possibility that Jane is living in London now?
    She may still be living there, but then again, she may not.


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    Re: Jane was living in London.

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    She may still be living there, but then again, she may not.

    Thank you, svartnik. Your reply is very helpful to me.
    Last edited by sariputra; 04-Aug-2007 at 03:02.

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    Re: Jane was living in London.

    Quote Originally Posted by sariputra View Post
    Jane was living in London.
    ***********************************

    With reference to the meaning of the above sentence I would appreciate it
    if you would kindly let me know whether the above sentence gives us any information on where she lives now.

    Is there any possibility that Jane is living in London now?
    As svartnik said, there is a possibility that Jane is living in London now. You could continue the sentence Jane was living in London...

    ...at the time, and she's still there.

    or

    ...at the time, so she's very probably still there.

    or

    ...at the time, but now she's in Paris.

    If you want to relate a past situation to the present, use the present perfect continuous:

    Jane has been living in London ever since she left school.

    This implies that she's still there.

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    Re: Jane was living in London.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    As svartnik said, there is a possibility that Jane is living in London now. You could continue the sentence Jane was living in London...

    ...at the time, and she's still there.

    or

    ...at the time, so she's very probably still there.

    or

    ...at the time, but now she's in Paris.

    If you want to relate a past situation to the present, use the present perfect continuous:

    Jane has been living in London ever since she left school.

    This implies that she's still there.

    b

    Thank you, BobK. Your reply has made me know the meaning of the sentence throughly.

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