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    #1

    Is it right?

    Hi,I don't know if it's correct to say " IT doesn't be easy to live in a studio alone "?
    Is it correct to say : " It's not easy to collocate with other people in an apartment ".I mean to share an apartment with someone else.
    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: Is it right?

    1. No. It isn't easy to live...

    2. No. "Collocate" doesn't mean to live together.

    In the future, use a separate post for each question.

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    #3

    Re: Is it right?

    ... and I find your Member Info a little strange, chenly. If it's correct, it's fine.

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    #4

    Re: Is it right?

    I am not a teacher.

    It might be right. "Collocate" has a distinct whiff of franglais about it.

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    #5

    Re: Is it right?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    No. "Collocate" doesn't mean to live together.
    Can "coexist" mean so?

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    I find your Member Info a little strange
    It is unusual that a Cambodian's native language is Chinese.

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    #6

    Re: Is it right?

    Can "coexist" mean so?
    No, not really. It does have a sense of tolerating the other person's presence. Like if you were stuck living with a roommate in college that you didn't care for.

    But in general, the simple words work best. It's not easy to share an apartment with other people.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 27-Mar-2014 at 19:09.

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    #7

    Re: Is it right?

    If "collocate" is replaced with "coexist" in the OP's sentence, does it suggest "live together"?

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    #8

    Re: Is it right?

    It suggests they live together but that is not the main idea of the word, as SD said.

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