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yolprica
Spain

help, please
 
What would you say "It īs a nice place to live" or It īs a nice place for living"?
Thanks in advance for your help
Yolanda

11 Jan 2010      



yolprica
Spain

Thanks, Silke,  it is what I thought but I am going to use a worksheet tomorrow in which the other sentence is used but it didn īt sound well to me.
Yolanda

11 Jan 2010     



eng789
Israel

I agree with Silke.

11 Jan 2010     



kons
Morocco

Hi,

what do you think of this?

It īs a nice place to live in.

11 Jan 2010     



yolprica
Spain

It sounds better. Thanks
Yolanda

11 Jan 2010     



niacouto
Portugal

"It īs a nice place to live in." Hope it helps.
Hugs

11 Jan 2010     



douglas
United States

"It īs a nice place to live."   (not in)

11 Jan 2010     



kons
Morocco

To my knowledge, we say,
I live in a big house(referring to a place). in this case the verb needs a preposition.
dear Douglas, do you mean the preposition in is optional or not used by NS in such case?

11 Jan 2010     



eng789
Israel

I second Douglas.   

It īs a nice city/ country  to live in.    but    It īs a nice place to live.

11 Jan 2010     



aquarius_gr
Greece


You could say "Itīs a nice place to live" (acceptable in spoken English) but you must write "Itīs a nice place to live in/at" (depending on what the place is).

Change the sentence around ..."I live a place" (wrong). The only thing you live without a preposition is your life ... I live a life, so  "It īs a nice life to live".

If this were in a grammar test you īd definitely have both choices and plain "live" would be wrong.


11 Jan 2010     



Mariethe House
France

Thanks yolanda for my ws!Wink

A nice place to live in ( In British English anyway! )

11 Jan 2010     

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