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    Smile Make sure you're safeguarding your money

    Make sure you're safeguarding your money.
    Make sure you're guarding/protecting your money safely/safe.


    I wonder if I could render the first as the second. Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.


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    Re: Make sure you're safeguarding your money

    They don't have the same meaning. To safeguard something = to take a measure to protect something.

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    Re: Make sure you're safeguarding your money

    Thanks, Anglika.
    I'm surprised by your reply, so I looked it up in a dictionary and found the following:

    We have found a way of safeguarding our money.

    Safeguarding does go often with a way, but I suspect that it doesn't make much sense if it has already contained the meaning of "a way to protect something."


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    Re: Make sure you're safeguarding your money

    To take a measure does not meant the same as found a way.

    To take a measure is to take an action, a step planned or taken as a means to an end.

    Have a look here to see how it is used: [DAVIES/BYU] British National Corpus

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