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    Does this sentence make sense?

    Does this sentence make sense?

    "People d
    on't have to worry about for a living."

    Or is it another way that I can express better?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Does this sentence make sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by jiangyueming View Post
    Does this sentence make sense?

    "People d
    on't have to worry about for a living."

    Or is it another way that I can express better?

    Thanks.
    No, that's wrong. After "worry about" should be a noun or a person - the thing or person that is being worried about, not another preposition.

    I'm not sure what you meant:

    People don't have to worry about making a living = People do not need to be concerned about how they will earn money.
    People don't have to worry about living = People do not need to be concerned about being alive.

    Or perhaps you meant something else.

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    Re: Does this sentence make sense?

    Thanks. What I want to say is people don't have to worry about whether they have enough bread(or food).

    So should say people don't have to worry about making a living? Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    No, that's wrong. After "worry about" should be a noun or a person - the thing or person that is being worried about, not another preposition.

    I'm not sure what you meant:

    People don't have to worry about making a living = People do not need to be concerned about how they will earn money.
    People don't have to worry about living = People do not need to be concerned about being alive.

    Or perhaps you meant something else.

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    Re: Does this sentence make sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by jiangyueming View Post
    Thanks. What I want to say is people don't have to worry about whether they have enough bread(or food).

    So should say people don't have to worry about making a living? Right?
    "Making a living" really refers specifically to making money. Although that money will probably be used to buy food, the connection isn't immediate.

    People don't have to worry about having enough food.
    People don't have to worry about having enough money to live on.
    People don't have to worry about having enough to eat.
    People don't have to worry about having enough money to buy food.

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    Re: Does this sentence make sense?

    Ok, thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Making a living" really refers specifically to making money. Although that money will probably be used to buy food, the connection isn't immediate.

    People don't have to worry about having enough food.
    People don't have to worry about having enough money to live on.
    People don't have to worry about having enough to eat.
    People don't have to worry about having enough money to buy food.

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