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    resign oneself to

    (I've resigned myself to living in the city for a while.)
    Can we know from this sentence whether I am living in the city or not?
    Is there another way of saying this sentence which is easier to understand?
    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: resign oneself to

    I think he's living in the city with reluctance.
    to resign sb to V-ing = to stand sth


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    Smile Re: resign oneself to

    Quote Originally Posted by yuhan View Post
    (I've resigned myself to living in the city for a while.)
    Can we know from this sentence whether I am living in the city or not?
    Is there another way of saying this sentence which is easier to understand?
    Thanks a lot.

    From this sentence, we understand the speaker is living in the city.

    resign oneself to "something" - to accept something

    I've accepted that I'm now living in the city for a while. - This means the same thing as your example sentence.

    Please, post any follow-up questions you might have.


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