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    The inhabitants of the island

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    The inhabitants of the island demanded that the daily ferry service be immediately reinstated because their livelihood and life depended on it.

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    Re: The inhabitants of the island

    Use "lives" instead of "life".

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    Re: The inhabitants of the island

    The island's inhabitants would be more common, though your version is also possible.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The inhabitants of the island

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The island's inhabitants would be more common, though your version is also possible.

    Wouldn't simply "the islanders" work, too?

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    Re: The inhabitants of the island

    I'd use "livelihoods" as well as "lives​". The islanders are unlikely to share one livelihood (profession).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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