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    #1

    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.


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    Re: question of survival

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

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    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

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    #4

    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

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    #5

    Re: question of survival

    Wouldn't it be...

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

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    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.

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