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Hello there!

I need some help please!

Can you confirm the following analyses are right, please?:

-I lived in Italy for 5 years ( means that I don't live there anymore)

-I've lived in Italy for 5 years(-means that I'm still living there/ also means that I've had the experience of living in Italy)

I've been living in Italy for 5 years (I'm still living in Italy)


I also have some problems with the verb "forget" , do we sometimes say " I've forgotten something"? It doesn't sound really familiar to me. Do we always say "I forgot?"

Thanks a lot for your help!!
 

heidita

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Hi, all your conclusions with the tenses are correct.

You can use forget with the present perfect tense.


Remember Phil Collins

I've forgotten everything about you
'til someone says your name
I've forgotten all the reasons I loved you
'til someone tells me that you rang
 

Almegawiz

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Hello there!

I need some help please!

Can you confirm the following analyses are right, please?:

-I lived in Italy for 5 years ( means that I don't live there anymore)

-I've lived in Italy for 5 years(-means that I'm still living there/ also means that I've had the experience of living in Italy)

I've been living in Italy for 5 years (I'm still living in Italy)


I also have some problems with the verb "forget" , do we sometimes say " I've forgotten something"? It doesn't sound really familiar to me. Do we always say "I forgot?"

Thanks a lot for your help!!
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