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  1. #1
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    Question "place to live" and "place to live in"

    Hi!

    I have a question.

    Many people say both "place to live" and "place to live in" in such sentences as below:

    a) I found a new place to live.
    b) I found a new place to live in.

    To the best of my knowledge, the sentence a) is grammatically incorrect. So I googled the two phrases and got the results as follows:

    She is happy to have found such a nice place to live in.
    Cambridge is an attractive place, and quite an easy place to live in.
    The world will be a better place to live in.
    Bali is a wonderful place to live in.
    Few care about making the world a better place to live in.
    .................................................. ....................................
    It's a better place to live.
    It's hard to find a place to live quickly.
    I always dream of flying to USA because that's a wonderful place to live and to study.
    Los Angeles is a pleasant place to live.
    I found a new place to live, in West Ham.

    Are both a) and b) grammartically acceptable/correct? If so, why?

    Greatly looking forward to your insight.

    Thanks in advance.

    Jae From ROK

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    Default Re: "place to live" and "place to live in"

    a) I found a new place to live.
    b) I found a new place to live in.

    Can you find the pattern?

    live in a nice place
    She is happy to have found such a nice place to live (in).
    in Cambridge
    Cambridge is an attractive place, and quite an easy place to live in.
    live in the world
    The world will be a better place to live in.
    live in Bali
    Bali is a wonderful place to live in.
    live in the world
    Few care about making the world a better place to live in.

    *in a place to live / live in a better place
    It's a better place to live (in).
    *in a place to live
    It's hard to find a place to live quickly.
    live in the USA
    The USA is a wonderful place to live (in) and to study.
    live in LA
    Los Angeles is a pleasant place to live (in).
    live in a new place / *in a new place to live
    I found a new place to live (in), in West Ham.

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