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    Keep themselves alive

    Hello everybody, I have run into a sentence which gave me food for thought:

    Squirrels are said to gather and store nuts to keep themselves alive through the winter.

    I wonder if I replaced " alive " with " living " the sentences is still true. If it is not, please tell me why.

    Thank for reading :).

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    Re: Keep themselves alive

    Living would be fine, but alive is more customary.

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    #3

    Re: Keep themselves alive

    Hi.

    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    Quote Originally Posted by Commadela View Post
    I wonder if I replaced "alive" with "living" the sentences is still true. If it is not, please tell me why.
    Thanks for reading. :).
    Please see:
    End every sentence with a standard punctuation mark – not a home-made emoticon.
    (Rover)
    Last edited by Odessa Dawn; 11-Aug-2014 at 04:49. Reason: Stating that ***NOT A TEACHER***.

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    Re: Keep themselves alive

    It is a common mistake for learners to use "true" when it should be "correct".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 11-Aug-2014 at 11:57. Reason: typo correction

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