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    enjoy or something else?

    I am not satisfied with the first of the following two sentences, but I do not know how to perfect it making it sound better. Would you please help me with it?

    I always tell my students to enjoy the time they spend with their parents and other family members.Indeed, you don't know what you have until it's gone!

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    Re: enjoy or something else?

    What about to savor the time?

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    Re: enjoy or something else?

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    What about to savor the time?
    Great! I thought of it, but I was not sure whether it is acceptable to native speakers. I mean, is it too much of an invention?
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    Re: enjoy or something else?

    Savor the time is a fixed expression.

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    Re: enjoy or something else?

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    Savor the time is a fixed expression.
    Thanks, Soup. It is a pity neither my Longman dictionary nor my Oxford lists this fixed expression. Thanks for teaching me this useful expression!
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    Re: enjoy or something else?

    One of the downfalls of dictionaries, no doubt.


    JOHN RANDALL,
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    In light of this reality, I leave you this evening with this challenge: Savor the time you have, especially time with family and friends. And yes, savor the time you have alone, with yourself. And to those of you of faith, savor time--quality and conscious time--with your creator.

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    Re: enjoy or something else?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    One of the downfalls of dictionaries, no doubt.
    JOHN RANDALL,
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    In light of this reality, I leave you this evening with this challenge: Savor the time you have, especially time with family and friends. And yes, savor the time you have alone, with yourself. And to those of you of faith, savor time--quality and conscious time--with your creator.

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    Good evening, Soup. I have read the excerpts you directed me to. Thanks for your help. I meet you on this forum frequently and I find you are always patient to try to explain everything clearly. You are a great teacher!!!I'm lucky to meet you here.
    Thank you.
    Richard

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    Re: enjoy or something else?

    Quote Originally Posted by ohmyrichard View Post
    Good evening, Soup. I have read the excerpts you directed me to. Thanks for your help. I meet you on this forum frequently and I find you are always patient to try to explain everything clearly. You are a great teacher!!!I'm lucky to meet you here.
    Thank you.
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    You're most welcome, Richard, and I'll savor the moment.

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