- live vs stay
- In this context to live is a verb. If someone lives somewhere they are a permanent resident of that place.For example:-Where do you live? = What is your current address / country of residence.When I was younger I lived in Scotland, but now I am living in Germany.To stay is also a verb, but in this context if you stay somewhere it is temporary.For example:Where did you stay while you were at the conference?When I first moved to Scotland I stayed with friends until I found a place to live.♦ !Note - Try not to get confused between the verb to live (rhymes with give) and the adjective / adverb live (rhymes with hive).
English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words. 2014.