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    Dear teachers,

    Please read the sentence:

    I _________ the earthquake.
    a. survived b. survived in

    The key is "a" . No problem. But I read an example in my dictionary:
    He survived in the battle. My question is: Is "b" also correct?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.


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    Re: survive,

    I don't think you need the "in" in either example. To survive an earthquake or a battle is to imply you were in it.

    "I was injured in the earthquake / battle" - that would be normal. "He died in the earthquake/battle" also works. He also might have lived through the earthquake.

    But somehow, surviving doesn't need the "in."

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