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Thomas1

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polszczyzna warszawska
X is an organisation that buys x, y, z and other things necessary for life.
This is an altered a bit sentence by a student that I have to correct, I am wondering about for life, should it read
X is an organisation that buys x, y, z and other things necessary for living.
or
X is an organisation that buys x, y, z and other things necessary to live.
or perhaps it should be a different wording?


Thank you,
T.
 
  • liliput

    Senior Member
    U.K. English
    The first sentence seems fine but limited to one usage:
    X is an organization that buys food, water, oxygen and other things necessary for life.

    Without full context it's difficult to say what is best. Perhaps you mean "survival"?
     

    Thomas1

    Senior Member
    polszczyzna warszawska
    Thanks Liliput!

    A little explanation:
    The sentence of the student reads:
    X is an organisation that buys x, y, z and other things necessary for live.

    X is an organisation that buys x, y, z and other things necessary for life. is mine.

    I confused myself wrinting the first post, sorry for the disarray, but your answer nicely clears the matters for me!
     
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