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Is the following sentence right? If so, what does it refer to?

 

We wanted to see what it was like in the life of a homeless person.

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    We wanted to see what it was like in the life of a homeless person.
    We wanted to see what it was like to be in the life of a homeless person.
    We wanted to see what it was like to live the life of a homeless person.
    We wanted to experience the life of a homeless person.
    We wanted to experience the life of the homeless.
    We wanted to experience being homeless.
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    We wanted <what?>
    We wanted to see something
    We wanted to see <what it was like>
    We wanted to see <what it was like> to what?
    We wanted to see what it was like <in someone else's life> Whose life?
    We wanted to see what it was like in the life of a homeless person.

    Almost correct. I'd write it either as:

    "We wanted to see what it was like to live as homeless people."

    or

    "We wanted to see what homeless people's lives were like."

    The sentence means that a group (we) wanted to experience homelessness in order to better educate themselves. More simply, a group wanted to learn about the homeless.

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