Can this two hanzi alone "尚活" support the meaning "still alive" without this last one "着"?

And if yes, what does "着" add to the general sense? I mean, what's the difference between "活着" and "活"? I've seen both used in similar situations, and I found this "尚活着" written poem without a real grammatic context, so I wandered if "活" alone can't stand the meaning "alive" in an abstract text.

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see grammar,dictionaries,bkrs::to live alive living (work workmanship)动 (生存; 有生命) live: 吃为了活,不要活为了吃。 Eat to live, but do not live to eat. 他们将永远活在我们心中。形 (在活的状态下) alive; living: 活老虎 a live tiger 活捉 capture alive 活字典 a walking dictionary

durative aspectual particle,动态(时态)助词,表示动作还在持续,

活着 I [live] 度过生活 我只为科学而活着, 也只关心科学 II (1) [alive; living]∶有生命; 非死状态 他站在死去的和活着的人们之间 (2) [surviving]∶仍然有生命, 仍然没死 我青年时期一个仍然活着的朋友 it might seem therefore that 尚活 could mean "still alive, living" cf. 尚病,年岁尚小,尚未死,but in fact 尚活 always seems to be followed by 着, web shows exceptions LOFALi爱尚活的微博_微博,尚活族


literally,尚活 works.is it right to express you can use it that way


A good way to see how a word is used is to search it in Google news. There are examples of 尚活着:

  • 復星集團是中國併購4大天團中,尚活著好好的唯一一家。
  • 它是國家與社會,個體互動下,尚活著的一份證據。
  • 「俄羅斯媒體錯誤報導,霍洛斯托夫斯基尚活著且在家休養。

There are also examples of 尚活 by itself:

  • 每次我看到這一幕時,總不禁會想起來,如今尚活在藍軍裏頭的那些曾經服務於警總單位的「老伯伯老奶奶」們,真是情何以堪!
  • 有關高砂義勇隊的戰歿及生還人數,以及至今究竟有多少人尚活在世上,不僅有不同說法,也還有種種猜測。
  • AppWorks 創辦人林之晨提到,至今尚活耀於市場的新創團隊所有企業年營業額加總有19 億美金
  • 雲南省一名孫姓黑道份子, 1998 年遭到法院判處死刑, 20 年後尚活在人世間不說,還搖身一變成為夜店大亨在外趴趴走。

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