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    Make life easier for yourself or on yourself?

    Is it also possible that they are interchangeable?

    It will be easier on yourself if you eat carrots.

    It will be easier for yourself if you eat carrots.

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    Re: Make life easier for yourself or on yourself?

    I'd say 'Go easy on yourself' and 'Make life easy for yourself'.

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    Re: Make life easier for yourself or on yourself?

    Quote Originally Posted by enthusiastic learner View Post
    Is it also possible that they are interchangeable?

    It will be easier on yourself if you eat carrots.

    It will be easier for yourself if you eat carrots.
    How does eating carrots make one's life easier?

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    Re: Make life easier for yourself or on yourself?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    How does eating carrots make one's life easier?
    It was the first thing that popped into my head. I couldn't think of another example. Heh.

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    Re: Make life easier for yourself or on yourself?

    Let's assume, then, that eating carrots does actually make one's life easier. If you want to start with "It will be ..." then I suggest it should read "It will be easier for you if you eat carrots". I wouldn't use "yourself" for that construction.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Make life easier for yourself or on yourself?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    How does eating carrots make one's life easier?
    It works for Bugs Bunny....
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: Make life easier for yourself or on yourself?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I'd say 'Go easy on yourself' and 'Make life easy for yourself'.
    I'd agree. But make it easy on... is growing in popularity. I think I first met it in the '60s, in a Doors song: 'Make it easy on yourself'.

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    Re: Make life easier for yourself or on yourself?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I'd agree. But make it easy on... is growing in popularity. I think I first met it in the '60s, in a Doors song: 'Make it easy on yourself'.

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    The Walker Brothers - Make It Easy On Yourself - YouTube

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    Re: Make life easier for yourself or on yourself?

    Doors...Walker Brothers... whichever.

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    Re: Make life easier for yourself or on yourself?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Doors...Walker Brothers... whichever.

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    I can't believe you said that, Bob!

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