Student or Learner
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.
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."