To live is to take up residence in a place. It’s a very common verb that’s used when asking or talking about a person’s life and location.
- Where do you live?
- How long have you lived there?
- Do you like living where you are? (The word "living" is a gerund in this question.)
- Who lives with you?
- How many other people live with you?
- Javier lives in Chicago.
- He lives alone in an apartment.
- He has lived there for over 15 years.
- He likes living there.
- Jessica lived in Texas for a few years.
- She lived with her family in a house.
- She didn’t live there for very long.
- She didn’t like living there.
Who lives here?
The verb "live" is also used to indicate that a person is not dead.
- How much longer do you think he will live?
- He has just another few months to live.
- My aunt is living with brain cancer.
- The doctor said that the patient would live.
- Are your grandparents still living?
A slightly different word with the same spelling is "live." Use "live" when something is happening now or in person.
- The game was televised live.
- The performers appeared before a live audience.
- That club features live entertainment nightly.
The word "life" is a noun. The plural form is "lives."
- She has lived a very long life.
- Peter has led an interesting life.
- Several lives were lost in the fire.
- Thousands of lives can be saved with this vaccine.
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October 11, 2015