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carlo asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 2 months ago

Paris is a good city to live?  Paris is a good city to live in?

I'm studying English.

A) Paris is a good city to live.

B) Paris is a good city to live in.

Which is correct?  Thank you in advance.

5 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    The second one is correct, although it would be better to say "Paris is a good city in which to live".

  • 2 months ago

    → B ... From me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • Rick B
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Technically, you do not end a sentence with a preposition so you would say, "Paris is a good city in which to live."  But no one actually speaks that way.  The most natural way to say it would be, "Paris is a good city to live in".

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    A) is correct. You aren't supposed to end a sentence with a preposition. However, most Americans would use B) when they are speaking. I don't know about the British, they tend to follow the rules a bit more.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Most people would go with B. Definitely not A. 

    (Paris is a good place to live, would be OK though, don't ask me why)

    There is a tradition (rather than a hard and fast rule) of avoiding using a preposition to end a sentence with. But most people don't worry. The way around this: Paris is a good city in which to live. (But as Churchill said, this is the kind of English up with which I will not put)

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