do s.t. for a living VS make / earn a living Hi there, This is my first question here on Italki. I would ask you whether there are any differences between the following expressions: 1) do something for a living 2) make/earn a living by doing something 3) make/earn one's living by doing something Is it possible the expression "do a living by doing ..." or "do one's living by doing ..." thanks in advance for every suggestion!
Nov 19, 2017 12:26 AM
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The first three statements all mean the same thing, and are common in English. "Do a living by doing..." and "Do one's living by doing..." are not correct. (They are technically *grammatically* correct, but no one uses those expressions. They would use one of the first 3 statements you mentioned).
November 19, 2017
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