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    life or lives?

    Hi there,

    I`m not sure about this sentence:

    Poor people are responsible for their life / lives in poverty.

    Can you help?
    Thank you!

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    Re: life or lives?

    ...life in poverty.

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    Re: life or lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by molla222 View Post
    Hi there,

    I`m not sure about this sentence:

    Poor people are responsible for their life / lives in poverty.

    Can you help?
    Thank you!
    I'd rephrase the sentence into:

    Poor people are responsible for their living in poverty.
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    Re: life or lives?

    Why not just "Poor people are responsible for their poverty"?

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