Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2013
    • Posts: 1
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Need Clarification

    I am wondering about the following: Is it proper to say "get healthy" or "be healthy"

    I am trying to write the following sentence and need clarification.

    I would rather go for a walk because I want to play with my family and get healthy.
    or
    I would rather go for a walk because I want to play with my family and be healthy.

    Please take a look
    Last edited by Demaris; 05-Dec-2013 at 19:55.

  1. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 25,775
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: Need Clarification

    Welcome to the forum.

    Re-read both of your example sentences. There is a word missing from the first and a spelling mistake in the second. Use the Edit Post button to make corrections.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

  2. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 17,675
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: Need Clarification

    PS: Think about whether you are starting as a healthy person or starting as an unhealthy person.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 05-Dec-2013 at 20:25. Reason: typo
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

Similar Threads

  1. Further clarification if you can, please
    By frogboxer in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-Feb-2013, 09:03
  2. Clarification
    By michelle12 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-Jun-2009, 10:14
  3. [General] Clarification
    By mcadhu in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14-Mar-2009, 19:53
  4. Clarification
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 16-Jan-2009, 05:06
  5. Clarification
    By YOJ in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-Aug-2007, 03:40

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •