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Hey I'm studying spanish for GCSE and I'm struggling to use tenses correctly, especially in the past tenses. Can someone tell me when to use which tense, and give examples? For example, which tense would you use to say 'Since I was a kid, I have lived in this house...' (I thought to use he vivido, but is that not for recent completed actions?)

Thanks for the help.
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Hey I'm studying spanish for GCSE and I'm struggling to use tenses correctly, especially in the past tenses. Can someone tell me when to use which tense, and give examples? For example, which tense would you use to say 'Since I was a kid, I have lived in this house...' (I thought to use he vivido, but is that not for recent completed actions?)

Thanks for the help.
You were right, I think to use the past perfect "He vivido" for that sentence as you lived in that house and continue to live there.
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Hey I'm studying spanish for GCSE and I'm struggling to use tenses correctly, especially in the past tenses. Can someone tell me when to use which tense, and give examples? For example, which tense would you use to say 'Since I was a kid, I have lived in this house...' (I thought to use he vivido, but is that not for recent completed actions?)

Thanks for the help.
There are several ways to phrase that, but the most common tense used when talking about the continuous present is simply the present:

"Vivo en esta casa desde niño."

You can also say:

"Llevo viviendo en esta casa desde niño."

It's much less common to use the past participle, but you do sometimes hear it:

"He vivido en esta casa desde que era niño".
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