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    Bassim is offline VIP Member
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    The firefighters put their lives on the line

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    The firefighters put their lives on the line to save the occupants from the burning building.

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    Re: The firefighters put their lives on the line

    Yes, it's fine.

    For the benefit of other learners, the "put" in the first half is the simple past, not the simple present. The simple present could be used if the rest of the sentence were changed: "Firefighters put their lives on the live to save people from burning buildings".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The firefighters put their lives on the line

    It is fine if you know which firefighters you're talking bout.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 18-Jul-2017 at 18:07. Reason: Fixed typo

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