Jim has lived there.
Jim lived there.
Jim had lived there.
Are there any differences?
When do I use one or the other?
I'm trying to teach this to a foreign person and am having a hard time.
So you might have something like the following (true) statements.
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At some time in the past, that was Jim's residence, possibly more than once, but we're probably talking about a short duration and may be talking about a recent period of time.
At one time that was Jim's home. We might have started the conversation talking about a house, but now we're mentioning that Jim used to live in it. Or we could be talking about Jim and where he lived. He probably lived in that place for a longer period of time.
We might be confirming that Jim did once live in that place at some point in the past, or we could be talking about a certain period of time in the past (call it 2005) where Jim was living in a certain place and wanted to specify that at some previous time (call it 2000) Jim was living at a different place. We might also be introducing the topic of where Jim was living at a certain time in order to contrast it with some other place or contradict someone's assertion that Jim did not ever live there.
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