It is not until you lose your health that you realize its value.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Exp, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. Exp

    Exp Senior Member

    Tokyo
    Japanese
    1. You don't realize the value of health until you lose it.
    2. It is not until you lose your health that you realize its value.

    Do these sentences sound grammatically OK and natural?
     
  2. bennymix

    bennymix Senior Member

    Ontario, Canada. I grew up in US.
    English (American).
    They are OK, but the second is harder to understand in the first split second. Also the two 'it' s with different referents makes it less than graceful.
     
  3. Exp

    Exp Senior Member

    Tokyo
    Japanese
    Thanks. Is this better then?:

    1. It is not until you become sick that you realize the value of health.
     
  4. bennymix

    bennymix Senior Member

    Ontario, Canada. I grew up in US.
    English (American).

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