How else could I say this? I have lived in six countries or I had lived in 6 countries.

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I had lived sounds like a preface to another statment. e.g. I had lived in 6 other countires before moving to the United States.

I have lived in six countries, stands on it own.

See example:

I have lived in six other countries and moved to Portland when I was 13 after growing up in the Persian Gulf.
asked Mar 02 '13 at 02:27 Jason Salim Evjen New member

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Your sentence is correct. It means that in your life, you have lived in six countries, and the clock is still running. You could use 'had' correctly like this:

By the time I was ten years old, I had lived in six countries.  This clock stopped when you were ten.

link comment edited Mar 02 '13 at 04:27 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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