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Is the following sentence grammatically correct and does it sound normal? Can we use two time adverbs in the same sentence as follows.

I lived on a small island for one year ten years ago.

In 2010, I lived on a small island for about/almost a year.

In 2010/ ten years ago, I lived on a small island for a few/5 months.

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  • Should be "a small island" -- want to edit it so as for it to be correct? Jun 8, 2020 at 9:08
  • We are not supposed to be correcting your sentences, this is not an editing service. Would you say both in 2010 and il y a in French?
    – Lambie
    Jun 9, 2020 at 19:41

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Yes, you can use those phrases like that. It might be clearer if you separate the time phrases:
"Ten years ago, I lived on a small island for one year."

(Note that usually, one says "on" an island, not "in".)

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  • Thanks Jack, but as far as I know, we cannot add a specific date such as 2010 in this case, if we say for one year already. Is it correct?
    – Mrt
    Jun 8, 2020 at 8:28
  • "In 2010, I lived in France for one year."
    – Mrt
    Jun 8, 2020 at 8:30
  • @Mrt The OP didn't mention 2010. I guess you are asking a new question. You are now specifying the calendar year 2010. Your statement would not be exactly correct unless it meant from Jan 1,2010 to Dec 31, 2010. You could say "Around 2010, I lived in France for one year." Jun 8, 2020 at 8:34
  • Thanks, I can edit my question if you like to include two choices.
    – Mrt
    Jun 8, 2020 at 8:39
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    In practice, people are more likely to say: I lived in France for most of 2010. or I spent most of 2010 living in France. Jun 8, 2020 at 9:48

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