Live and Stay

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To live somewhere is to be there permanently and to stay somewhere is to be there temporarily.

Live = Permanent (Live here is a verb. Do not confuse with the adjective/adverb live (Rhymes with five).

Stay = Temporary

Live

  • Where do you live? I live in a house. I live in Berlin. I live in Germany.

Stay

  • Where did you stay in France? I stayed in a hotel. I stayed on a campsite.
  • You go to the shops and I’ll stay here.
  • I’m staying with friends while I search for an apartment.

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Test your knowledge

1. Which sentence is correct?
Where did you stay when you visited Paris?
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Where did you live when you visited Paris?
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Where did you remain when you visited Paris?
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2. Which sentence is correct?
I have lived in a small house all my life.
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I have stayed in a small house all my life.
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I have remained in a small house all my life.
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Practical English Usage Lesson 19 Live and Stay bridger-jones.com

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