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Some key points to consider when analysing your sentences: 1. Using the terminology of the Dictionary of Japanese Grammar series, your sentences are of the format S1 toki S2 (Sentence 1 とき Sentence 2). 2. According to that dictionary's explanation (p493 of 'A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar'), when S2 is past tense and S1 expresses a state, you can ...


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I am not a Japanese grammar expert but just a native Japanese speaker. I think you can say 「ローマに住んでいる時、子供でした。」. ローマに住んでいた時、子供でした ローマに住んでいる時、子供でした I personally think there is no difference between the meanings. However, as the comment of the original question mentioned, the sentence 「ローマに住んでいる時、子供でした。」is a little bit wired even though it is ...


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見つかる is intransitive, "to be found/located". 見つける is transitive, "to find/locate". A: 見つかりません = "it has not been found (so far / yet)." B: 見つかりませんでした = "it was not found." C: 見つけません = "I don't/won't find it." D: 見つけませんでした (= "I didn't find it.") 見つかる is the normal verb used when you talk about the result of a search in Japanese. We don't usually say C and ...


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