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    The boy who lived/survived

    The boy who lived - from Harry Potter


    1.Why is lived rather than survived?




    2.Why use past tense?
    "I lived in IceLand." means Now, I do not live here.
    So, boy lived means the boy is not alive.






    3.Why must use the Attributive Clause?
    Could I say "The boy living"?
    Such as:
    The boy taking a book is my friend = The boy who is taking a book is my friend.
    The old man who died in yesterday is my neighbor. = The old man died is my neighbor.


    Am I right?

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    Re: Grammar problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Soox View Post
    The boy who lived - from Harry Potter

    1.Why is lived rather than survived?
    We need more context before we can answer satisfactorily.
    2.Why use past tense?
    "I lived in IceLand." means Now, I do not live here.
    Not necessarily. It depends on the context.
    So, boy lived means the boy is not alive.
    Not necessarily. It depends on the context.
    3.Why must use the Attributive Clause?
    We don't have to.
    Could I say "The boy living"?
    Once again, it depends on the context.
    Such as:
    The boy taking a book is my friend = The boy who is taking a book is my friend.
    That's possible.
    The old man who died in yesterday is my neighbor. = The old man died is my neighbor.
    That's not

    Please give your threads more informative titles. The boy who lived/survived? would have been good for this.

    (later) This thread has now been merged with one with a better title.
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    Re: Grammar problem

    OK. I know.

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    The boy who lived/survived

    "The boy who lived" is a title of the first chapter from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


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    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

      CHAPTER ONE

      THE BOY WHO LIVED

      Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud
    to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They
    were the last people you'd expect to be involved in anything strange
    or mysterious, because they just didn't hold with such nonsense.





    Why is "lived" rather than "survived"?

    Does the title "THE BOY WHO LIVED" means "The boy who survives the attack."?

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    Re: The boy who lived/survived

    I have merged the two threads to avoid conflicting responses.

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