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    Dear teachers,

    I have difficulty understanding the following sentences:

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    Truth lies at the bottom of life.

    No.2
    Wealth is only yours when you enjoy it but not when you just have it.

    Could you please kindly explain them to me?
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: comprehension

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I have difficulty understanding the following sentences:

    No.1
    Truth lies at the bottom of life.

    Truth is not easily discerned. It is hidden in depth.


    No.2
    Wealth is only yours when you enjoy it but not when you just have it.

    If you only have wealth and you aren't aware or concious of it, you cannot enjoy it. It may also say that you shouldn't take your wealth for granted (to my mind, others may have different opinions)



    Could you please kindly explain them to me?
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
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    Re: comprehension

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I have difficulty understanding the following sentences:

    No.1
    Truth lies at the bottom of life.

    To find truth, you have to be very deep in your life!

    Just to remind:
    Here 'lies' means positions.

    No.2
    Wealth is only yours when you enjoy it but not when you just have it.

    If you have money, don't be moneybags (tightwad- the person who does not want to spend his money in a very wide way). Just have a fun with that!

    Could you please kindly explain them to me?
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
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    Dear Snowcake,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
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    Hi, proof.beh,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I have got different answers. Could you agree with each other?

    Jiang
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    Re: comprehension

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I have got different answers.

    Jiang
    Wealth is only yours when you enjoy it but not when you just have it.

    If you have money, don't be moneybags (tightwad- the person who does not want to spend his money in a very wide way). Just have a fun with that!
    I agree with proof on this one. No good just having the money, if you can't /don't enjoy it. So many people around who are the meanest of the mean with their "wealth".

    Truth lies at the bottom of life.

    Truth is not easily discerned. It is hidden in depth.
    Indeed!

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    Dear heidita,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Best wishes,
    Jiang
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    I agree with proof on this one. No good just having the money, if you can't /don't enjoy it. So many people around who are the meanest of the mean with their "wealth".



    Indeed!

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    You're welcome, jiang, any time...

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    #9

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    Oh Dear!

    Jiang, forget my explanation about the second sentence.

    I was thinking of 'health' when I wrote my posting.

    Shame on me!

    Sorry.


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    Re: comprehension

    Dear Snowcake,

    Don't worry about that. You have already given me much help.

    Jiang
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    Oh Dear!

    Jiang, forget my explanation about the second sentence.

    I was thinking of 'health' when I wrote my posting.

    Shame on me!

    Sorry.


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