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    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.
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    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 18:55.

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    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 - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    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 19:25. 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.

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