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    #1

    swallowing a live goldfish

    I just came across a headline of British newspaper The Sun:
    Drunken reveller at a funfair was filmed swallowing a live goldfish
    Is that correct English?
    Shouldn't it be
    Drunken reveller at a funfair was filmed swallowing a living goldfish
    or
    Drunken reveller at a funfair was filmed swallowing a goldfish alive
    ?

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    Re: swallowing a live goldfish

    Welcome to the forum, Kris.

    '...swallowing a live goldfish' is just fine.

    Note that a full stop (period) is not required as this is a newspaper headline.

    As a sentence, it would be written

    A drunken reveller at a funfair was filmed swallowing a live goldfish.

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    #3

    Re: swallowing a live goldfish

    Live is an adjective modifying goldfish.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: swallowing a live goldfish

    I prefer live to the alternatives suggested.

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