Tense: I stayed in Street X, but before I started living in street Z, I stayed in Street Y too.

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Dr.Appalayya

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India;Telugu
I lived in street X in 1992.
I lived in street Y in 1995.
I lived in street Z in 2001.

How should I describe my 1992 stay and 1995 stay in relation to my 2001 stay?
Can I say?...

I stayed in Street X, but before I started living in street Z, I stayed in Street Y too.

I stayed in street X, but in between stayed in street Y too before I finally started living in street Z.

( I want to emphasize the years and streets but without missing their sequence; I am afraid I am complicating the message)
 
  • JamesM

    Senior Member
    nzfauna's is perfectly natural and very conversational. If you needed to place the dates in there you could say:

    "I lived on X street from 1992 to 1995, when I moved to Y street, finally moving in 2001 to where I live today on Z street."

    I can't think of an elegantly simple way to include the dates and the locations.
     
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