I want to ask whether my sentence is correct. I've learned this phrase but I have some problems making a sentence myself. Does it sound natural? " A life having no ups and downs is a dull and unvaried life". Thank in advance

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    Why do you think this usage is correct or incorrect? What research have you done that makes you question yourself?
    – randomhead
    Commented Sep 6, 2021 at 2:52
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The sentence is grammatical but "having" as a participial modifier is stylistically a bit formal; it would be more natural to say "a life with no ups and downs" or "a life without ups and downs".

  • Thank you so much for the answer. Hope you have a nice day!
    – Rosie
    Commented Sep 7, 2021 at 9:48

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