Reply Thu 8 Oct, 2015 04:21 am
- The good way to view the life you were living __ would be to get out of it.

Our teacher, when I was still a student many decades ago, told us to write something in the blank. But I think using in is wrong: a life, you can live, not live in. Do you agree?
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Reply Thu 8 Oct, 2015 05:20 am
It's an awkward sentence, poorly written. I see not reason to add a word to that sad sentence.
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Reply Thu 8 Oct, 2015 05:44 am
This looks like a creativity exercise. Is it? You could put one of any number of adverbs in that blank.

The good way to view the life you are living blithely would be to get out of it. The word "daily" also works.

I don't think the word "in" adds anything to the sentence.
Reply Fri 9 Oct, 2015 11:00 am
1. Is your 1st language American English?

2. Do you mean 'in' in the blank is optional or simply wrong? I think many decades ago when my teacher gave us this sentence, he wanted us to use a preposition, like in; so I particularly want to know whether in is correct.
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