a settlement or a living


Bahasa Indonesia

He went back to his village after the knew that it was very hard to make _____ (a settlement / a living) in the city.

Which one is suitable?
  • sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    As always, hacchani

    1. what is the source of your question? (it isn't idiomatic English)
    2. Which answer do you think is correct? ... and why?.


    Bahasa Indonesia
    Settlement has several meanings but I don't see how any of them would fit here. Which sense of the word settlement were you thinking of?
    I'm thinking of the sixth definition
    6. Also called ˈset•tle•ment ˌhouse. an establishment in a poor area providing social services to local residents.
    Anyway, even I doubt that definition. That's why I think the correct one is 'a living'.
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