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  1. Dawood Usmani's Avatar
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    #1

    life or lives?

    Which one is correct?

    1- Water and air are very important for all lives on the earth.
    2- Water and air are very important for all life on the earth.
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    #2

    Re: life or lives?

    #2.

    Though #1 is grammatical and makes sense, it's not ordinary usage. Use #2: life in the grand, all-encompassing sense.

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