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    #1

    I want you to live a happy life VS. I want you to live your life happily.

    I want you to live a happy life VS. I want you to live your life happily. VS I want you to live happily.

    Sometimes I feel like there is no much difference in meaning, whether we choose to use an adverb or an adjective like that, so do you teachers feel any difference in meaning between them? Thank you so much as usual and have a good day.
    Last edited by sky3120; 06-Sep-2012 at 18:04.

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    Re: I want you to live a happy life VS. I want you to live your life happily.

    NOT A TEACHER

    I don't think that there is a big difference.

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    Re: I want you to live a happy life VS. I want you to live your life happily.

    The first seems natural to me.

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