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Do you say: "he lives beyond / above (both?) his means" ?
"he lives / is (?) at the bottom of society" (correct?)
What about "he lives at the bottom HALF of society" ??
'in the bottom half of'; use 'in' with any expression of position within a range - in the top half of, in the third percentile...
Using the verb 'live' seems to me to put the emphasis on the physical details - he sleeps rough, has a dog that he keeps on a rope/string/cord instead of a lead, smokes roll-ups...
If the context is just statistics, I'd use 'is'.
Last edited by BobK; 06-Apr-2007 at 11:14. Reason: PS Added
Does "to live in the bottom half of society" mean that the person is poor?
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I'm confused! What's the meaning of "to live at / in (?) the bottom half of society"?
So would the sentence (if it's correct) "he lives at the bottom of society" mean that there's almost no-one worse off than him ?