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    Default Life or lives

    Hi.
    The other day I saw the statement below and it kind of throw me off because of the word "life". I thought it should have been "lives". Was I correct? If not please explain.
    Many thanks.

    They would be put in prison for the rest of their life.

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    Default Re: Life or lives

    Quote Originally Posted by celtaflorida View Post
    Hi.
    The other day I saw the statement below and it kind of throw me off because of the word "life". I thought it should have been "lives". Was I correct? If not please explain.
    Many thanks.

    They would be put in prison for the rest of their life.
    IMO it should be "lives".

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