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    time vs the time

    Which of the following has similar meaning to "Do while[when] you can (or you'll be sorry later)."? "Do it while you have time." or "Do it while you have the time."?

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    Re: time vs the time

    Not a teacher.
    The first one is correct. Another possible way: Do it in your free time.
    You can't use 'the' before 'time' in this case. It can only be used before a determinative noun.

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    Re: time vs the time

    Quote Originally Posted by bouji View Post
    Which of the following has similar meaning to "Do while[when] you can (or you'll be sorry later)."? "Do it while you have time." or "Do it while you have the time."?

    Thank you.
    They are both correct.

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