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    Default How to use word "Survive" in a sentence

    Hi All,

    Can anybody explain to me what is difference in saying below two sentences?

    Sen1: How to survive from break up/ hurricane/ office politics.
    Sen2: How to servive break up/huricane/office politics.

    How to use words "survive in" and "survive by" to make a line.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: How to use word "Survive" in a sentence

    http://www.americancorpus.org/x3.asp...e&w13=crash&r=
    http://www.americancorpus.org/x3.asp...ed&w12=from&r=
    http://www.americancorpus.org/x3.asp...ived&w12=by&r=

    As you can see in the examples;
    one survives the accident, fire etc.
    one is survived by the firefighters, a friend etc.(by whom) or by the skin of his/her teeth.(how)
    I guess when one uses "survive(d) from" it refers to the things(items, buildings,etc.) that date back to some certain eras and are still intact.
    Last edited by euncu; 09-Jan-2010 at 15:25.

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    Default Re: How to use word "Survive" in a sentence

    The grammatical version: How to survive A break-up/hurricane/etc.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: How to use word "Survive" in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    http://www.americancorpus.org/x3.asp...e&w13=crash&r=
    http://www.americancorpus.org/x3.asp...ed&w12=from&r=
    http://www.americancorpus.org/x3.asp...ived&w12=by&r=

    As you can see in the examples;
    one survives the accident, fire etc.
    one is survived by the firefighters, a friend etc.(by whom) or by the skin of his/her teeth.(how)
    I guess when one uses "survive(d) from" it refers to the things(items, buildings,etc.) that date back to some certain eras and are still intact.
    One is not "survived by the firefighters", "one is saved by the firefighters".

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    Default Re: How to use word "Survive" in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    One is not "survived by the firefighters", "one is saved by the firefighters".
    Thanks for correcting, I'd seen this one before, I guess,one or two times and it's now turned out that I incorrectly translated this at those times. I checked the examples of "to be survived by" and I wonder if the ones used after this phrasal verb refers to the closest relatives of someone died as in the sentence below;

    John is survived by a wife and two children.
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    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    Thanks for correcting, I checked the examples and I wonder if the ones used after this phrasal verb refers to the closest relatives of someone died.
    For example, you could say "Mr. Smith, who has just died, is survived by his wife and three grown up children".

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    Default Re: How to use word "Survive" in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by vali View Post
    Hi All,

    Can anybody explain to me what is difference in saying below two sentences?

    Sen1: How to survive from break up/ hurricane/ office politics.
    Sen2: How to servive break up/huricane/office politics.

    How to use words "survive in" and "survive by" to make a line.

    Thanks in advance.

    Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.

    sen1 is incorrect
    sen2 is correct


    survive = to continue to live or exist

    survive from something
    : Many strange customs have survived from earlier times.

    survive on something: I can't survive on 1000 Rupess a week.
    (it is not enough for me)

    Survive usually means to succeed in keeping alive against odds, to live after some event that has threatened one: to survive an automobile accident. It is also used of living longer than another person (usually a relative), but, today, mainly in the passive, as in the fixed expression: The deceased is survived by his wife and children

    How are camels survive in deserts?

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    Default Re: How to use word "Survive" in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by jayan12 View Post
    Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.


    How are camels survive in deserts?
    How do camels survive in deserts?

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    Default Re: How to use word "Survive" in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    How do camels survive in deserts?
    By storing water in their humps?

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    Default Re: How to use word "Survive" in a sentence

    Stranded on a desert island, I survived by eating berries and fish.

    Or would that be: I survived on berries and fish. ???

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