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hirashin

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Which would be correct, (a) ,(b) or (c)?
(a) I wonder why he has broken up with the girl he has lived with for a long time.
(b) I wonder why he has broken up with the girl he had lived with for a long time.
(c) I wonder why he has broken up with the girl he lived with for a long time.

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All are correct.

B holds a slight nuance that, although he lived with her in the past, he is no longer living with the girl.
 

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Thanks for the help, Wonko.
All are correct.

B holds a slight nuance that, although he lived with her in the past, he is no longer living with the girl.
Isn't it that he is no longer living with the girl in all of the sentences? (Am I making sense?)

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With a) and c), he was still living with the girl at the moment of the breakup. With b), they lived together for a long time, then started living apart for a while, and only then broke up.
 

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Thanks for the help, Wonko.

Isn't it that he is no longer living with the girl in all of the sentences? (Am I making sense?)

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Most likely, though I know some people who stayed living together after breaking up.
 
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