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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  05/JAN/2011 8:19 PM
Assunto:  question
 
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  Which one is right ? to believe in something and not live it, is dishonest or beliving in something ...

  Thanks in advance.

   Melk

 

 

    To me the grammatically correct is "Believing in something and not live BY it, is disonest."

 

    However, both ways are right, many people would use "Believe in something and not to live BY it, is dishonest.

 

 

   The "by" bit is mine, for emphasis and maybe it sounds more natural. 

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinitive
It can be used like a noun phrase, expressing its action or state in an abstract, general way. So, "To err is human"; "To know me is to love me". (However, a gerund is often preferred for this — "Being is doing" would be more natural than the abstract and philosophical sounding "To be is to do."[1])


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question  –  melk  05/JAN/2011, 1:22 PM
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