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    Usage of the verb 'live'

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    Kindly tell the meaning of the following sentences and also the part of speech of the underlined words.

    1. Live English. - Does it mean that do everything in English or as an English person?

    2. She lived and died a single woman. - Does it mean that she lived and died alone? If so, is the noun phrase functioning like an adverb? Or, can the sentence be written as 'She lived and died as a single woman?'

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    Re: Usage of the verb 'live'

    Quote Originally Posted by vpkannan View Post
    Dear Sir/Madam

    Kindly tell the meaning of the following sentences and also the part of speech of the underlined words.

    1. Live English. - Does it mean that do everything in English or as an English person?

    It might mean either, depending on the context.

    2. She lived and died a single woman. - Does it mean that she lived and died alone?

    No. It means that she never married.
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    Re: Usage of the verb 'live'

    Can the sentence 'She lived and died a single woman' be written as 'She lived and died as a single woman'?

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    Re: Usage of the verb 'live'

    Quote Originally Posted by vpkannan View Post
    Can the sentence 'She lived and died a single woman' be written as 'She lived and died as a single woman'?
    Yes.

    "Live English" doesn't really mean anything to me. It's not a natural command.

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