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    #1

    Those who live within a budget use their money.

    I've found this sentence on the internet: "Those who live within a budget use their money rather than allowing their money to use them". In this or in other contexts, is it possible use other prepositions between live and a budget? Live without a budget? Live with a budget? Live on a budget?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 20-Oct-2019 at 20:20. Reason: Fixed typo (OP was too late)

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    #2

    Re: Those who live within a budget use their money.

    If you live on a budget, you have to be careful with your money- you don't have much to spend.

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    #3

    Re: Those who live within a budget use their money.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    If you live on a budget, you have to be careful with your money- you don't have much to spend.
    Yes, that's my story!

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    #4

    Re: Those who live within a budget use their money.

    PREPOSITION
    over budget, under budget
    The project is now well over budget.
    Costs have been held under budget.
    on budget, within budget
    All his projects are on time and on budget.
    to keep within budget
    in the budget
    Is there any money left in the budget?
    on a budget
    This hotel caters for people on a tight budget.

    (Oxford Collocations)

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    #5

    Re: Those who live within a budget use their money.

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    I've found this sentence on the internet:
    Hang on a minute while I try to find it. Perhaps you can give me a clue to save my time.

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    #6

    Re: Those who live within a budget use their money.

    The point of a budget is to keep track of your money. Being on a budget doesn't mean you don't have much money. It means you're keeping track of how much is spent on what.
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    #7

    Re: Those who live within a budget use their money.

    on is the most appropriate preposition in this context.

    Please tell us where you saw the sentence.

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    #8

    Re: Those who live within a budget use their money.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    The point of a budget is to keep track of your money. Being on a budget doesn't mean you don't have much money. It means you're keeping track of how much is spent on what.
    But He lives on a budget is a way of saying he has to watch his spending.
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    #9

    Re: Those who live within a budget use their money.

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Yes, that's my story!
    Our story, Beachboy, our story.

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    Re: Those who live within a budget use their money.


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