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    #1

    "to live" or "to live with"

    Here are two expressions:
    1. He needs money to live.
    2. He needs money to live with.
    My questions are:
    A. Do both work well?
    B. Do "to live" and "to live with" function as "attributes(adjectives)" or "adverbials of purpose"?
    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: "to live" or "to live with"

    #2 is incorrect in my opinion. "He needs money to live on" works for me.
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    Re: "to live" or "to live with"

    I think 'to live' and 'to live on' function as an adverb modifying 'needs' and an adjective modifying 'money' respectively.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: "to live" or "to live with"

    I agree, Matthew.

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