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  1. tzfujimino's Avatar
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    #1

    I want to live again.

    Hello.

    One of my students wrote in her writing assignment:

    1. I enjoy playing the guitar with my friends.
    2. I have to practice play the guitar.
    3. My friends play the guitar very well.
    4. I want to live again.
    5. I want to buy a new guitar.

    #2 is wrong. It should be:
    "I have to practice playing the guitar (more/harder)."

    #4 is grammatically correct, but it's not her intended meaning.
    My suggestion would be:
    "I want to perform live/put on a live show again."

    Is my suggestion natural English?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: I want to live again.

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello.

    One of my students wrote in her writing assignment:

    1. I enjoy playing the guitar with my friends.
    2. I have to practice play the guitar.
    3. My friends play the guitar very well.
    4. I want to live again.
    5. I want to buy a new guitar.

    #2 is wrong. It should be:
    "I have to practice playing the guitar (more/harder)."

    #4 is grammatically correct, but it's not her intended meaning.
    My suggestion would be:
    "I want to perform live/put on a live show again."

    Is my suggestion natural English?

    Thank you.
    Yes. All OK.

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