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Phrasal Verb Challenge#10 - Live for /Live by / Live on /Live up.

DoraDora Posts: 3,317 ✭✭✭✭
edited February 2017 in Your English Challenge
1. Live for (to live for the sake of something)
2. Live by (earn's one living)
3. Live on (have something as food or drink, maybe)
4. Live up (to be as good as what was expected or promised)
Post edited by Dora on


  • DoraDora Posts: 3,317 ✭✭✭✭
    Hey guys, here you're with a new challenge. :) Sorry for the delay.

    Now, whoever will take the challenge?
    @Frank, @amatsuscribbler, @Lynne, @filauzio, @Bubbly, @Shiny03, @Tinka, @nel, @peaceculture2 , @Just-Learn et al. :joy:
  • filauziofilauzio Posts: 1,713 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2016
    She lives for her own sake, but her activity resembles that of a helpful well-trained hospital nurse.
    She lives by this activity, but you'd never hire this practioner, despite her self-discipline.
    She lives on frugal meals; in fact, she contents herself by little proteins and sips at her drink, as a very polite diner; however you'd never date her; if anything, she's prone to never pay the bill: that's frustrating.
    What's worse, when you happen to be with her on a date, you struggle in making a point of not being deceived anymore; with no result.
    Every time the saying: ' once bitten, twice shy ' never works thoroughly.
    Nevertheless, you can't but hand it to her: she always lives up to what's expected of her: you could sometimes even decide to marry her, wasn't it the noise she invariably makes every time you try to sleep.
    That isn't exactly a snore, but something much more annoying, like huming a song; well, it wouldn't be a great problem after all, but unfortunately, as an habit, she never scruple to share her song with you all night long, by whispering it closely into your ears; even when on duty, I've been told. Sometimes she harasses you to the point you would even think to kill her.

    Whom am I referring to ? ;)
    glad to stop strict diet, splashed in belly flop? Don't care you're not light, here on English hop !
  • Just-LearnJust-Learn Posts: 504 ✭✭✭✭
    @filauzio , is it a mosquito, a bee or a fly :)?
  • Just-LearnJust-Learn Posts: 504 ✭✭✭✭
    I live for being a good person.
    I live by seeing all these lovely faces around me!
    I live on the hope that tomorrow will be better!
    I want to live up to the standards to be successful

    @Dora , I tried, your turn now ;)
  • filauziofilauzio Posts: 1,713 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You've got it, @Just-Learn, my ' she ' was a mosquito; you guessed it right at the first attemp: congratulation. :)
    glad to stop strict diet, splashed in belly flop? Don't care you're not light, here on English hop !
  • sohnisohni Posts: 42 ✭✭
    I live for my kids
    I live by my own
    I live on burgers,I m fast food lover
    I live up for everything
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    1. Live for (to live for the sake of something):
    I live for fulfilling my dreams.
    2. Live by (earn's one living):
    I live by my own unique skills.
    3. Live on (have something as food or drink, maybe):
    I live on desi and spicy Pakistani food. :)
    4. Live up (to be as good as what was expected or promised):
    I live up to my set goals.
  • Rere2016Rere2016 Posts: 78 ✭✭
    Live for everyone loves me
  • Live for learning :)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,027 mod
    I quite like to live it up from time to time.
  • striderstrider Posts: 24 ✭✭
    I live for pursuing my passions.
    I live by my own abilities.
    I live on my happiness.
    I live up to my principles.
  • reilerreiler Posts: 1
    I live for allowing people to live.
    I live by the Sun.
    I live on water.
    I live up to become enormous.

    What am I?
  • rollsroycerollsroyce Posts: 18 ✭✭
    I live for the unceasing desires to be successful, to spend time with my family and friends, and to help other people who are underpriviledged.
    I live by the philosophy 'live your life to the fullest, life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass'
    I live on a fraction of my income
    I (always try my best to) live up to my full potential.
  • dopedope Posts: 98 ✭✭
    I get lonely, so lonely, living on my own.
  • upkarupkar Posts: 78 ✭✭
    Live for-The great person is always the one who live for others betterment.

    Live on-they live on the other side of the road though..

    Live up-He live up on the expections.

    Live by-I would rather live by myself than do as he tells me to do.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0
    edited April 2017
    Live for /Live by / Live on /Live up
    Live for - (Our purpose of living). This is my passion that I'm living for.
    Live by - (Who/what saved your life) I have lived so far by dialysis.
    Live on - ( What do you have) I am living on bread and butter
    Live up - ( Up to expectation) Live up to your dreams come true.
    Post edited by Lynne on
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    I live for completing my ideals
    I live by honest labor
    I live on faith and hope that the life will be better
    I live up to my principles
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    I live for my mother.
    I live by patient
    I live on hope
    I live up to my principles
  • torelliptorellip Posts: 797 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Live for (to live for the sake of something)
    I live for freedom

    Live by (earn's one living)
    I live by my positive thinking

    Live on (have something as food or drink, maybe)
    I live on my salary

    Live up to (to be as good as what was expected or promised)
    My kids live up to all my expectations. I hope I will live up to theirs.
  • shriya_vaidya2011shriya_vaidya2011 Posts: 18 ✭✭
    Live for /Live by / Live on /Live up
    Live for - To live a life. I think that's purpose all of us are there on the earth.
    Live by - faith on myself and God
    Live on - Love from my family
    Live up - to my death and enjoy my life - which is one of the gifts given by God
  • raseelrose2raseelrose2 Posts: 12 ✭✭
    i live for my children to be the best in society, and for themselves living on faith and hope for a better life.
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