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    unproductive existence

    Hello.

    Does the combination of "unproductive existence" work?

    What do you think about this sentence?

    Aren't you tired of this unproductive existence you have? Don't you want to do something meaningful in your life?
    Last edited by alpacinoutd; 23-Sep-2020 at 00:01. Reason: wanna to want to

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    Re: unproductive existence

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Hello.

    Does the combination of "unproductive existence" work?

    Yes.


    What do you think about this sentence?

    Aren't you tired of your unproductive existence you have? Don't you want to do something meaningful with your life?
    The phrase is fine. The changes make the sentence more natural.

    Wanna is not a word unless your're the Beatles:

    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: unproductive existence

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    The phrase is fine. The changes make the sentence more natural.

    Wanna is not a word unless your're the Beatles:

    Thanks Charlie. I missed you.

    I can't see this video you have posted. Actually, Youtube is blocked in my country. Sometimes VPN softwares work, but they have not worked for a few days.

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    Re: unproductive existence

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Thanks Charlie. I missed you.

    I can't see this video you have posted. Actually, Youtube is blocked in my country. Sometimes VPN softwares work, but they have not worked for a few days.
    It's the Beatles singing "I wanna hold your hand." (The song title is "I Want To Hold Your Hand.")
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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