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Thread: Our Livse


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    Our Lives

    Are these correct? What do they mean?
    1. Our lives get busier as we grow older. (Does this mean one life for each person or more than one?)
    2. Our life gets busier as we grow older. (One life for each person?)

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    Last edited by jack; 21-Feb-2005 at 15:29.

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    Re: Our Lives

    Jack, you must use common sense: we each have one life, no matter how it is phrased. For this reason-- common sense--, either sentence can be used to express this idea. #1 is recommended because it creates the notional concord of 'our' and 'lives'.

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