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    I don't want to live long.

    "I don't want to live longer".

    "I don't want to live long".

    "I don't want to live a long life".

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    Re: I don't want to live long.

    What is the intended meaning? Does the person want to die now or before they get old?

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    Re: I don't want to live long.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    What is the intended meaning? Does the person want to die now or before they get old?
    Before he gets old.

    I would like to know one more thing you have used "they" in your sentence but we are talking about a single person here. Could you please tell me, why? Is it because that person could be either a male or a female?

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    Re: I don't want to live long.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Before he gets old.
    The first wouldn't work, then. The second sounds as if the person is ill and doesn't want to linger. The third has the right idea, but I would use something like I don't want to live to a great age/till I'm very old.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    I would like to know one more thing you have used "they" in your sentence but we are talking about a single person here. Could you please tell me, why? Is it because that person could be either a male or a female?
    Yes, it is.

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    Re: I don't want to live long.

    Let me say that the intented meaning is that the person is just simply saying that he doesn't want to live long and it has nothing to do with the age or illness. Then can we use these sentences? And what is the difference between "long" and "longer"?

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    Re: I don't want to live long.

    How about:

    I don't want to live much longer.
    I don't want to live for a long time.

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