- I have a decent house to live.
- I have a decent house to live in.
Which one of these sentences is correct?
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I have a house. I live in a house: a house to live in
Correct: I have a decent house to live in. It comes from: Correct: I have a decent house in which to live.
My children have toys. My children play with toys: toys to play with.
Another example: My children have nice toys with which to play. My children have nice toys to play with.
Your parents have classics. Your parents paid for classics: classics paid for.
Your parents have great hard-back classics for which they paid. Your parents have great hard-back classics they paid for.
Summary, when there is a clause that requires a preposition + which, you can drop the which and place the preposition after the verb.