I lived here vs I have lived here

ValentinB2Kwiziq community member

I lived here vs I have lived here

I can't see the difference between:

"i lived here" and "I have lived here" (options used on the test questions)

Asked 4 years ago
LauraKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Valentin,

I'm afraid English questions are beyond the scope of what we offer at the moment, but if you google English simple past vs present perfect, you'll find any number of lessons explaining the difference.

BeaA1Kwiziq community member

"I lived here" is a competed action in the past. It has no affiliation to the present and so would be past/perfect tense.

e.g. "I lived here once upon a time" or "I lived here 6 years ago" (not anymore)

Whereas "I have lived here" is a present perfect tense as it relates to the present and is an ongoing action.

e.g. " i have lived here since 2010" (still living there) or "i have lived here for 3 years" (still going)

GottiA2Kwiziq community member

I lived here = Past simple, e.g I lived here 10 years ago. You use it to provide a statement of fact, or habitual statement, but in relation to the past.

I have lived here = present perfect, used to expressed something that started in the past but still happening. see above from Bea.

I lived here vs I have lived here

I can't see the difference between:

"i lived here" and "I have lived here" (options used on the test questions)

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