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    He is being vigilant ...

    Could anyone explain to me what does the following sentence mean?


    He is being vigilant in dealing with health issues.


    Sorry, I am supposed to write being not begin in the title.

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    Re: He is being vigilant ...

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmvp View Post
    Could anyone explain to me what does the following sentence means?


    He is being vigilant in dealing with health issues.


    Sorry, I was supposed to write 'being', not 'begin' in the title.
    I have edited your title. A single word is rarely sufficient for a thread title.

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    Re: He is being vigilant ...

    "Vigilant" means watchful or pay close attention.

    So the sentence means the person pays close attention to health issues in general. If he was concerned about only his health, the sentence would be:

    He is being vigilant in dealing with his health issues.
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    Re: He is being vigilant ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lynxear View Post
    "Vigilant" means watchful or pay close attention.

    So the sentence means the person pays close attention to health issues in general. If he was concerned about only his health, the sentence would be:

    He is being vigilant in dealing with his health issues.

    Thank you, but I see no difference in meaning in the following sentences below?

    He is being vigilant in dealing with health issues.

    He is vigilant in dealing with health issues.
    Last edited by mrmvp; 27-Jul-2017 at 21:17.

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    Re: He is being vigilant ...

    With "He is being vigilant", as you wrote in the first sentence, you are talking about the present moment, right now. He is in the process of doing something that demonstrates his vigilance.

    Using "He is vigilant", as you did in the second, means that he is always vigilant when dealing with health issues. He might not be demonstrating it at the time of speaking or writing (because he's not dealing with a health issue).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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