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    The journalist asked the painter

    Would you please take a look at my sentence and correct my mistakes? Is correct to say "live from his profession?

    The journalist asked the painter if he could live from his profession, and the painter answered him that without doing portraits of wealthy men and women he would be starving.

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    Re: The journalist asked the painter

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Would you please take a look at my sentence and correct my mistakes? Is correct to say "live from his profession?

    The journalist asked the painter if he could live make a living from his profession, and the painter answered him replied that without doing portraits of wealthy men and women he would be starving.
    No, it's not. See my changes above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The journalist asked the painter

    If he could live off would also work for me.

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    Re: The journalist asked the painter

    I'd use "live off his income" but not "live off his profession".
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    Re: The journalist asked the painter

    Is it correct to say ?

    The old man lived off his small pension.

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    Re: The journalist asked the painter

    Yes.
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    Re: The journalist asked the painter

    Yes, that works.

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