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    our life/lives

    It is possible to purify and enrich our life/lives by chanting the mantra.

    Should it be 'life' or 'lives'?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: our life/lives

    'Our lives.' 'One's life.'

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    Re: our life/lives

    In my opinion:

    our life
    'our' here represents one person.

    Following my letter... informal
    Following our letter... used in formal terms - 'our' can represent one person/a group of people

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    lives: plural of life
    our lives
    'our' here represents a group of people.

    We welcome you.
    'you' represents one person and a group of people
    Last edited by sio; 03-Jan-2009 at 19:59.

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    Re: our life/lives

    A letter can be written by several people, for example a Company, a life belongs to one person.

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    Re: our life/lives

    Thanks to both of you.

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