My house was.../I lived...: Same meaning?

Reply 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.
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2020 10:07 pm
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.
Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2020 10:17 pm
Thank you very much for your quick reply.
The sentence you suggested sounds clear.
It really helps.
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