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mrmvp

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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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Could anyone explain to me what [STRIKE]does[/STRIKE] 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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"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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"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.
 
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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).
 
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