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    Red face Life or Live?

    Please can you advise which word I should use - life or lives - in the following statement
    'People with individual needs, living the life they choose'
    or
    'People with individual needs, living the lives they choose'

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: Life or Live?

    Nice one!

    I suppose it comes down to whether there are individual lives being led or a single [sociological] life.

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    Re: Life or Live?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Please can you advise which word I should use - life or lives - in the following statement
    'People with individual needs, living the life they choose'
    or
    'People with individual needs, living the lives they choose'
    Don't 'individual needs' imply that the people live their own, individual lives? And then plural form is the only suitable.. isn't it?

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    Re: Life or Live?

    Quote Originally Posted by seba_870701 View Post
    Don't 'individual needs' imply that the people live their own, individual lives? And then plural form is the only suitable.. isn't it?
    That's why I said it was a "nice" question. Interpretation could lead to the individuals each having a separate life or the individuals {with individual needs} selecting a common life structure.

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    Re: Life or Live?

    Now I see it clearly. thanks ;)

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