My husband and I live an active life/active lives.

What is the correct way? I might be wrong but I think I’ve come across both variations of this kind. Can both options be used in a sentence like this?


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Yes, both are possible.

If you say

We live an active life.

Then you put the emphasis slightly on your common life, you might be active together or have an active lifestyle in your household.

On the other hand, if you choose

We live active lives.

Then you are more focused on your individual lifestyle. You emphasize that each one of you is active.

But note that it’s just the focus of the speaker, the singular form does not exclude that each of you does his or her individual activities and the plural still works if you are active together.

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