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Offline Takashi

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bread alone
« on: October 14, 2018, 01:22:19 pm »
I'd appreciate it if you could tell me whether "live on" and "live by" are interchangeable.

A. Man cannot live on bread alone.

B. Man cannot live by bread alone.

Thank you very much.

Takashi

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Re: bread alone
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 10:47:36 am »
Yes. But b is, perhaps, a little more old-fashioned.
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Re: bread alone
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 04:18:32 pm »
Thank you very much indeed, Mr Baker!
Everything is clear now.
I really appreciate it.

Takashi