was able to

Blue Apple

Senior Member
Persian (Iran)
Does the following context imply:

1. When he went to Los Angeles he showed his work at William Turner Gallery for one time

or

2. While in California, he showed his work at William Turner Gallery for several times


Context:
Jack went to Los Angeles, where he lived and worked for 10 years. There he was able to show his work at William Turner Gallery.
 
  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    Either is possible, but I think the second sentence is more likely. If it only happened once, that would be unusual and I think it would be mentioned.

    We don't say "for one time" or "for several times". We say "one time" (or "once") or "several times".
     
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