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    Smile To keep early hours lets us happy.

    To keep early hours lets us happy.
    To keep early hours lets us be happy.



    Are the above all right? If not, how would you reword them? Thanks.

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    Default Re: To keep early hours lets us happy.

    The first sentence doesn't work at all.
    The second sentence is possible in theory but doesn't sound very natural (The infinitive use in the first verb gives a formal, slightly old-fashioned feel to the sentence.)
    Better might be,
    'Keeping early hours allows us to be happy.'

    Though maybe you've heard of the English proverb, 'Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.'

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    Default Re: To keep early hours lets us happy.

    Thanks, Clare.
    Got it.

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