Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    brend10 is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    89

    question of survival


    please help me... which one is correct to use in the following sentence.

    It became a question of survival /survive/surviving with my decency from this point onwards.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    5,403

    Re: question of survival

    the correct word is 'surviving'...but what actually do you want to say when you use the word 'decency'?

  3. #3
    brend10 is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    89

    Re: question of survival

    thanks david

    what I want to say....

    a person wants to surviva but in a decent way...
    proper way or with her honour... with her morality

    one of them... but which one fits better I don't know

  4. #4
    brend10 is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    89

    Re: question of survival

    I try to explain it again .. perhaps this time it will be better

    she wants to survive ... but ıt shouldn't cost her to loose her decency or her morality

  5. #5
    Offroad's Avatar
    Offroad is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Brazilian Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    2,807

    Re: question of survival

    Wouldn't it be...

    It became a matter of death and life ....

    ?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    5,403

    Re: question of survival

    I don't know how formal or literary you wish this sentence to be. Can you quote two or three sentences leading up to this sentence?
    Also, frankly, what might happen to her in this story that would mean her 'decency' didn't survive.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •