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Sentence #270083

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We must be careful of our health.

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orcrist
Feb 15th 2014, 13:50
This English sounds unnatural. We "take care of our health", certainly, but I don't know what "be careful of our health" means. Does it mean the person is sick already? Is most likely going to get sick? Is going to get sick if not careful?
Dejo
Feb 15th 2014, 14:09
@orcrist. It's a perfectly good sentence, although my Canadian friend says it sounds a bit British. "To be careful of your health", means that your health should always be a consideration when making lifestyle choices. Here's an example from The Monthly Review -Google Books results:
"Dr. Fordyce recommends it as a point of duty, to be careful of our health, from a social as well as from a selfish consideration, lest, in losing that, we lose our ..."
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orcrist
Feb 15th 2014, 14:40
Thanks for explaining!

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