alive

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 [əˈlaɪv]


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alive
If a person or animal is alive, they are not dead.
I think his father is still alive.
She knew the dog was alive.
Be careful
Don't use ‘alive’ in front of a noun. Don't say, for example, ‘I have no alive relatives’ or ‘ They export alive animals’. Instead you use living to talk about people, or live /laɪv/ to talk about animals.
I have no living relatives.
They export live animals.
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