Could you possibly help me on this question please?
"She ........in London for several years before she moved to New York."
- was living
- has lived
- had lived
- going to go
Well, I know the option 3 fits here more grammatically and emphasize "the timeline structure" more clearly..but in daily life can we use the option 1? If we can, does the meaning change totally?
And can we say "She lived in London for several years before she moved to New York"? I think and was taught because there is the word "before", we don't have to use past perfect at the beginning of a sentence in situations like this.