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    in normal times

    Are both of the following sentences correct? Do they mean the same? Thank you.

    1. We should develop/get into the habit of protecting our environment in normal times.
    2. We should develop/get into the habit of protecting our environment in our daily lives.

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    Re: in normal times

    The second is OK. 'In normal times' sounds little unnatural.

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    Re: in normal times

    I agree with 5jj, but would like to point out that your alternatives would be better written as 'get into/develop the habit', lest some people should think that 'develop into the habit' is meant.

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    Re: in normal times

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I agree with 5jj, but would like to point out that your alternatives would be better written as 'get into/develop the habit', lest some people should think that 'develop into the habit' is meant.
    Yes, this is a very important point. Thank you so much.

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