Mon 7 Sep, 2020 10:02 pm
A non-native English speaker wrote:
a) My house was near the park two years ago, but now it is near the station.
This is meant to be equivalent with:
b) I lived near the park two years ago, but now I live near the station.
My question is: Does a) sound natural?
To me, the sentence sounds like the house itself was transferred from one place to the other, rather than the speaker changed his living place, but I might be too strict on the interpretation of the sentence.
A) is not right and implies as you had said already that the house was moved.
I would write: Two years ago I lived near a park and now I live close to a bus/train station.
Thank you very much for your quick reply.
The sentence you suggested sounds clear.
It really helps.