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    My life is adjectives....

    In my mother tongue, we can say, "My life is happy.", "Life is lonely." and "Life is alone." But I have never seen and heard native English speakers say any sentences of the same structure. So the sentences above are wrong in grammar, you think? Thank you so much as always and have a good day.

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    Re: My life is adjectives....

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    In my mother tongue, we can say, "My life is happy.", "Life is lonely." and "Life is alone." But I have never seen and heard native English speakers say any sentences of the same structure. So the sentences above are wrong in grammar, you think? Thank you so much as always and have a good day.
    The red words are OK. I am no native speaker. Let's call on Mr George Orwell to answer your question.

    In Burmese Days, there is a sentence:

    “Does it mean nothing to you when I say that I love you? I don't believe you've ever realized what it is that I want from you. If you like, I'd marry you and promise never even touch you with my finger. I wouldn't mind even that, so long as you were with me. But I can't go on with my life alone, always alone. Can't you bring yourself ever to forgive me?”

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    Re: My life is adjectives....

    I think it depends on the adjective rather than the grammar- I see nothing wrong with my life is sad/good.

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    Re: My life is adjectives....

    Quote Originally Posted by nelson13 View Post
    Let's call on Mr George Orwell to answer your question. [...] But I can't go on with my life alone, always alone.
    That's a different construction from the one sky asked about.

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    Re: My life is adjectives....

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    That's a different construction from the one sky asked about.
    Yes. It can be different.

    It can mean WITH MY LIFE ONLY.

    But when I was thinking whether it was suitable, I thought it could be interpreted in the way I did.

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