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Is the usage of the Present Perfect Tense, "has lived", correct in the sentence below? Should it be the Past Perfect tense instead?

“The critique, provided to me this weekend by a prominent diplomat who has lived in Washington a long time”.

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    Yes, it is correct if the diplomat still lives in Washington. – Kate Bunting Oct 6 '18 at 19:22
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This is valid and natural English from a U.K. perspective. It’s ambiguous as to whether they still live there, but it’s likely to be taken that they do.

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