Living your life the way you want to life it, is so important these days. Can you imagine living a life that you do not want to? All the energy you would waste for a life that you do not want to live. Live in a city or country that makes you happy. There is nothing better in life than to feel alive and willing. You must be excited to be alive every day. You must have the feeling that you want to life the live that you created for yourself. It is better to be among the living, than the dead. Enjoy every day that you are alive. Live your life. Do things that make you happy, even if it is watching a live football match.
There are a lot of ways in which the words life and live can be used. Using them correctly is important to make sure that the correct meaning is conveyed. How the words are used will indicate the meaning, not only of the word but of the sentence as well.
The definition of live
There are more than one meaning to the word live. Depending on the pronunciation, it will indicate the meaning. This is better explained in example sentences.
Using the sentences from the above piece, you will see the different meaning.
Live in a city or country that makes you happy.
I live in a small house.
She lives in a flat in New York City.
This sentence indicate that live is used to explain a place where you stay. It is a place of being. It is not only confined to a city or country. It can indicate your type of dwelling like house or flat as it is stated in the second sentence.
Then there are forms of the word live such as living and alive that have a different meaning.
Enjoy every day that you are alive.
It is better to be among the living, than the dead.
In these example sentences different forms of the word is used, and it means something different. Alive and living indicates that you are breathing and your heart is beating. You are having a physical existence, which require bodily functions.
Live can also be used to indicate that you are alive and going about daily things.
Live your life.
In this example sentence live indicates that you are breathing and doing something, in this instance it is you are doing your life. You have a purpose that you are fulfilling.
Live can also be used to indicate that something is happening right now, just with different pronunciation.
Do things that make you happy, even if it is watching a live football match.
We saw a live snake today.
The live in this example sentence shows that the event is happening right now. In the current time frame. Like a live concert. It is something that is happening now, it is current. In the second example sentence, live indicates that the snake is breathing and living. It also shows the state of the snake in the current time frame. The opposite would have been that you saw a dead snake.
There is yet another meaning of live. This explained in the example sentence.
Is that a live wire you want to touch?
In this sentence the state of the wire is explained. It means that there are electricity current flowing through the wire. Again, it shows the state of the wire[i].
The meaning of life
The meaning of life is a complex question if you want to be philosophical. However, the meaning of the word life can be easier explained.
Life is basically a group of events that need to happen to make life, all these events or acts constitutes to the act of living. There are certain events that need to be present for life to be happening.
In humans, the need of oxygen, food, water, a house and other factors, all combined ensure that life is happening. In plants, water, sun light, fertilizer and other elements need to be present for life to happen.
Here is an example sentence to explain life.
Live your life.
Life is a gift.
In these sentences life refer to the state of being alive. It does not specify the elements that needs to be in place for life to be happening. It is important to note that life refers to the state of living and being alive.
It basically refers to a phenomenon, a form or system that can’t exist if all elements are not present. In the introduction paragraph there are various uses to the word life. All of them indicate that there are certain elements that needs to be met, thus indicating that there is a state of being alive[ii].
When to use life or live
There are various way in which you can remember when to use life or live. If you are unsure whether to use life or live, think about the sentence in which you want to use it. If the meaning of the sentence are referring to something being alive like a snake, then you use live. If you want to indicate where you are inhabiting than you also use live.
When you are sure there are different elements that need to be present, then you know it is life. If something is breathing and growing than it is important to see it as live, however, all those functions together with elements such as food, love, emotions, then it is life!