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    Check My Sentence Please

    It is a struggle for survival to be born bereft.

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    Re: Check My Sentence Please

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    It is a struggle for survival to be born bereft.
    It's grammatically correct, but I don't know what it means.

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    Re: Check My Sentence Please

    to be born bereft is correct?

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    Re: Check My Sentence Please

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    to be born bereft is correct?
    Yes, it's grammatical but, as I said, I don't know what it means.

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    Re: Check My Sentence Please

    To be born poor is to struggle to be alive

    If you were born poor, you have to struggle to stay alive more than others

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    Re: Check My Sentence Please

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    To be born poor is to struggle to be alive

    If you were born poor, you have to struggle to stay alive more than others
    You need to be careful with what you put on both sides of "is".
    The sentences in this post are correct.
    In the first sentence here, you are equating one infinitive verb clause with another.
    "to be born = to struggle." (where = stands for 'is'). It's debatable whether this is an actual equality.
    In your original, you had: It is a struggle for survival to be born bereft.
    "to be born bereft = a struggle for survival."
    This isn't true.
    "to be born bereft may lead to a struggle for survival."
    "to be born bereft may imply a future struggle for survival."
    "to be born bereft is [=] a pity / a disaster / ...." This is probably true.

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