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    #1

    Is it fine, please?

    They should live together. Not separated.

    They should live together instead of separated.


    Is any of these sentences good English, please?
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    #2

    Re: Is it fine, please?

    hi
    in both setences you have used live (present tense) so use seperate (present tense)

    or

    use lived (past tense) and then you can use seperated (past tense)

    ps im not a teacher

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    #3

    Re: Is it fine, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by hilts2483 View Post
    hi
    in both setences you have used live (present tense) so use seperate (present tense)

    or

    use lived (past tense) and then you can use seperated (past tense)

    ps im not a teacher
    I thought the adjective for "separate" was "separated". Then, I looked up the dictionary and found "separate" as an adjective too. Is the adjective "separated", "separate" or both, please?

    Also, could I say "they are separate/separated by miles away!"?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by jctgf; 08-Jun-2009 at 02:31.

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