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    Susan moved into a new city and found a new house to live in.

    Is 'in' needed?

    Many thanks.

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    Default Re: Is 'in' needed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Susan moved into a new city and found a new house to live in.

    Is 'in' needed?

    Many thanks.
    Yes, it is needed. I would change "into" to "to" by the way.

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    Additionally, you could say, "Susan moved to a new city and found a new house." if you wanted to be succinct and remove the preposition. The readers/listeners would assume that you meant a house in which to live.

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    Default Re: Is 'in' needed?

    get rid of 'to live in' entirely. What else was she going to do with it? Pay the rent and sleep in shop doorways? (When speaking a foreign language, more words are just more opportunities for getting something wrong - even though, in this case, it happens to be right. So I'm in favour of succinctness.)

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