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    #1

    "content with where you are" or "content where you are"

    You should learn to be content where you are.
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    You should learn to be content with where you are.

    Which one is correct?

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    #2

    Re: "content with where you are" or "content where you are"

    They're both grammatically correct. There's a slight difference in meaning though. Can you work out what it might be?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: "content with where you are" or "content where you are"

    Thank you! But I don't really understand the difference between them.

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    #4

    Re: "content with where you are" or "content where you are"

    content where you are - you should be content with things generally
    content with where you are - you should be content with the place/location where you are
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #5

    Re: "content with where you are" or "content where you are"

    For me:

    content where you are = content wherever you are, no matter where that is, now and in the future.
    content with where you are = content where you are right now

    Also, I would use them in slightly different contexts.

    Sarah: Do you want to come and sit on the sofa? You look uncomfortable on the floor.
    Helen: No, thanks. I'm happy where I am.

    Sarah: Are you happy with your life? You're single, with no kids, you don't seem to have many hobbies, and your job doesn't seem very satisfying.
    Helen: I'm happy with where I am.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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