Common mistake I life (live)

Common Mistake: "I life" instead of "I live"

One of the most common grammatical mistakes that native and non-native English speakers often make is using the verb "life" instead of "live." While they sound similar when pronounced, they have completely different meanings and uses.

Understanding the Difference

The word "life" is a noun that refers to the existence of a living being, while the word "live" is a verb that means to be alive and to experience life.

Correct Usage

When talking about your own existence or activities, you should use the verb "live." For example:

  • Incorrect: I life in New York.
  • Correct: I live in New York.

Similarly, when referring to someone else's actions or the general concept of being alive, "live" should be used:

  • Incorrect: He lifes his life to the fullest.
  • Correct: He lives his life to the fullest.

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I life (live) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    I life in Moscow.

    I live in Moscow.

  • Incorrect:
    We have to respect the laws of the land we life in.

    We have to respect the laws of the land we live in.

  • Correct:
    Troopers are trained to use Type I life jackets on handcuffed subjects.
  • Incorrect:
    I will life to the fullest!

    I will live to the fullest!

  • Correct:
    Did life on Earth start on Mars?
  • Correct:
    What will life on earth look like?
  • Correct:
    But part of being in community and doing life with people means you will be vulnerable and they will see more parts of you.
  • Incorrect:
    I want to life to the fullest!

    I want to live to the fullest!

  • Correct:
    Returnees have trouble getting used to life in Japan.
  • Correct:
    We all need to live life to the fullest.
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