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    #1

    Live by schedule

    Is there such a collocation "live by schedule"?

    Is it all right to say 'Not everyone likes to live by schedule'. Do we need an article?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Live by schedule

    "Live to a schedule" would make more sense.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #3

    Re: Live by schedule

    "Live on a schedule" would be my choice.

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