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Hi everone,

Last night,on my way back home,I was trying to think of ways to correctly use the verb "to regain",which I believe should be the best choice in this case.My question is:Can I use "regain" in the contexts below?Is there a better option to this situation?Please,take a look:

-->You need to regain your pleasure to live.(=Get back your pleasure to live.)

-->She was gradually regaining the will to work.(=Getting back the will to work.)

Thank you very much!
  • Ceremoniar

    Senior Member
    American English
    Both are OK; however, I would use the word recover in the second context, which has a greater context of something that was lost and then found again. For some reason that word seems to be used more with the will to live.
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