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    What is the difference?

    I was living there by myself.
    I was living there alone.
    How should I say?


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    Re: What is the difference?

    Both are correct and interchangeable.

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    Re: What is the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Both are correct and interchangeable.
    Then,both sentences give same meaning?

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    Re: What is the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston View Post
    Then,both sentences give same meaning?


    There are contexts where you can also omit the by: I was living there myself, but I had a friend staying for the weekend. But that has a different implication. By contrast, as Anglika said, 'alone' and 'by myself' are interchangeable; 'I was living there on my own' is another possibility (same meaning).

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    Re: What is the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Both are correct and interchangeable.
    Thank you very much Anglika!
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    There are contexts where you can also omit the by: I was living there myself, but I had a friend staying for the weekend. But that has a different implication. By contrast, as Anglika said, 'alone' and 'by myself' are interchangeable; 'I was living there on my own' is another possibility (same meaning).

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    Thank you very much Bobk!

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