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    Arrow Have A Place To Live (In)

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    But he does have one substantial asset: a Divisadero Street building that his father, Walter, an orthotist, bought in 1970 and gave to his only son in 2001 so Wayne could run his business on the ground floor and Wayne’s adult children would always have a place to live.
    Does anyone think that "in" is missing in "have a place to live"? I don't think I could write "I lived a place."

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    Re: Have A Place To Live (In)

    No, it's fine as it is. "A place to live" is one of the basic necessities of life. There is an
    "in which" that is implied in the expression. A place (in which) to live.

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    Re: Have A Place To Live (In)

    So, I could write "He lives San Francisco." to mean "He lives in San Francisco."?

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    Re: Have A Place To Live (In)

    No, you can't. We were discussing the expression "a place to live."

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    Re: Have A Place To Live (In)

    Would replacing "have a place to live" with "have a place where to live" work, since "where" could mean "in which"?

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    Re: Have A Place To Live (In)

    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyA View Post
    Would replacing "have a place to live" with "have a place where to live" work, since "where" could mean "in which"?
    No.

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    Re: Have A Place To Live (In)

    The expression is "(Have) a place to live"; we can also say, "(Have) somewhere to live".

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