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    Hi everybody,

    "They don't want to be no longer passive."

    Is the word order in this sentence correct?

    Thanks for your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunshine View Post
    Hi everybody,

    "They don't want to be no longer passive."

    Is the word order in this sentence correct?

    Thanks for your help!

    I would say: "They don't want to be passive any longer" or "They no longer want to be passive."

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    no / any longer used to say that sth which was possible or true before, is not now: I can’t wait any longer. He no longer lives here.

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