"Make my life easier" and "Make life easier" are the same thing? Could I putting a pronoun or determiner between "Make" and "Life"?

Example: I wanna make her life easier.

Example: He want to make my life easier.

I need a definition for the expression too.

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    Wanna is not correct English - it should be I want to and he wants to. Make life easier just means life in general, not that of a particular person (though we can say make life easier for her). Commented Apr 14, 2020 at 12:03

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The difference between "my life" and just "life" is that the former refers specifically to the life of the speaker. Without a determiner, "life" just refers to life in general or the lives of everybody.

For example:

Having a car makes my life easier.

This means that a car makes things easier for you.

Having a car makes life easier.

This is a more sweeping statement that suggests a car makes life easier for anybody who owns one.

Yes, you can use any possessive determiner such as her, his, their etc to refer to the lives of specific people, or groups of people.

  • Thank you so much! You help me a lot!
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    Commented Apr 14, 2020 at 19:54

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