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    Dear all,

    i noticed that in most context people say "a room to live in" but there's anexample sentence in Longman dictionary "They've finally found a place to live." Why in this case it is not "they've finally found a place to live in."?
    thanks for your explanation

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    Maybe because a room is an enclosed area, restricted by walls. A place can be understood as an area, city, district etc.

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    Default Re: live in or live

    Quote Originally Posted by hooootdog View Post
    Dear all,

    i noticed that in most context people say "a room to live in" but there's anexample sentence in Longman dictionary "They've finally found a place to live." Why in this case it is not "they've finally found a place to live in."?
    thanks for your explanation
    I am waiting to read more from Gillnetter. But for the moment there is something interesting in the page below which is related to your question. I recommend that you also read the comments at the end of the text:

    Ending a Sentence With a Preposition : Grammar Girl :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

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    Default Re: live in or live

    my heartfelt thanks for all your help. but i'm still a bit puzzled about this. sicne "live" is an intransitive verb, we can not say"i live a room" or "i live a Place" , why is it ok to say "a place to live"?

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