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    Post leaving out the preposition or not?

    Dear friends,

    I've heard a teacher of mine say, "after a diaster strikes, charitable organizations provide shelter to those who need a place to live".
    But it seems that it's also possible to say "...provide shelter to those who need a place to live in".
    I wonder if both of them are correct? If so, is one preferable to the other?

    Thank you!
    Last edited by Heidi; 14-Oct-2010 at 01:49.

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    Re: leaving out the preposition or not?

    It is better to say "to live in" because there you are determining a different action that has nothing to do with the verb "live". To live in is related to the fact of having a dwelling, while "live", with no preposition, is in connection with the methabolism of every being on Earth.

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    Re: leaving out the preposition or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    Dear friends,

    I've heard a teacher of mine says, "after a diaster strikes, charitable organizations provide shelter to those who need a place to live".
    But it seems that it's also possible to say "...provide shelter to those who need a place to live in".
    I wonder if both of them are correct? If so, is one preferable to another?

    Thank you!
    They mean exactly the same thing in this context, and they're both good.

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