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    #1

    They have gotten busy with/in their lives.

    Is it busy with their lives or busy in their lives?


    1. All the family members have gotten busy with their lives.
    2. All the family members have gotten busy in their lives.
    3. All the family members have become busy with their lives.
    4. All the family members have become busy in their lives.


    Are they grammatically correct and natural?

    Do let me know if you say it in some other way that is more natural.

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    Last edited by Aamir Tariq; 15-Apr-2016 at 21:09.

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    #2

    Re: They have gotten busy with/in their lives.

    They have become busy WITH their lives. (What were they doing before then?)

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    #3

    Re: They have gotten busy with/in their lives.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    They have become busy WITH their lives. (What were they doing before then?)
    I don't know, I think they were jobless or unmarried. when one either becomes married or get a job he becomes busy. Anyway, this is how it was written in Urdu and I was searching for the right preposition.

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    #4

    Re: They have gotten busy with/in their lives.

    All the sentences sound unnatural to me. I'd say something along the lines of Everyone in my family now leads a busy life.

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