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    living = jobs? or what it means?

    I do not earn that much but I make a living. Does living mean a job here? Also I have noticed certain members of this site refer to I am not a teacher but I write for a living. What does living mean here?
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    Re: living = jobs? or what it means?

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    I do not earn that much but I make a living. Does living mean a job here? Also I have noticed certain members of this site refer to I am not a teacher but I write for a living. What does living mean here?
    In that context it would mean that the person has a paying job that is sufficient to cover common/usual/everyday expenses.
    "I write for a living" means that their financial income is a result of their occupation as a writer/author e.g. newspaper, periodical, books etc.

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    Re: living = jobs? or what it means?

    "certain members"? There is someone else who uses this phrasing?

    (I'm actually communications manager, or a business communicator, not an author. The writing I do that results in income is in a business context.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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