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    usage of easy/easily

    Please could I ask whether these sentences are all right or acceptable? (I would think they should be all grammatically correct. But I wonder whether they are in common usage.)

    1. This word is easy to remember/to be remembered/to forget/to be forgotten.
    2. It's easy (for them/us) to remember/forget this word.
    3. This word remembers/forgets easily.

    4. This plant is easy to die.
    5. This plant dies easily.

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    Re: usage of easy/easily

    1. This sentence is correct with "to remember" or "to forget". The other two options are not correct.

    2. This sentence is correct with the listed options.

    3. Not correct.

    4. Not correct.

    5. This sentence is grammatical but it is very strange.

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    Re: usage of easy/easily

    Thanks a lot, Mike. Then for 5, could we say 'It's easy for this plant to die'?

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    Re: usage of easy/easily

    Each individual plant can only die once. You might say "this plant species doesn't live very long".

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    Re: usage of easy/easily

    May I say 'this plant species does not survive easily'?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: usage of easy/easily

    That doesn't work for me.
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 22-Nov-2015 at 05:45. Reason: typo

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    Re: usage of easy/easily

    Thank all of you here for your great help. This forum always has something wonderful to offer.

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    Re: usage of easy/easily

    How about 'this plant species could easily die'?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: usage of easy/easily

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    How about 'this plant species could easily die'?
    No.

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