I'd like to know if it's I care for my life or about my life. Does anybody know which is the right answer? Or if both are correct?

  • Might be worth having a look at this question on ELL. – KillingTime Jul 13 at 8:54
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  • Both are semantically correct but only the second one makes any sense. caring for your life would mean looking after your life, like caring for a sick person. – Alan Jul 13 at 10:50
  • 'Care for' [a person] in the relational sense (the other is to tend, nurse, look after) means 'hold in one's affections', 'like quite deeply'. 'Care about' can have a largely overlapping sense, with more of a hint of a concern for welfare, but here it has the 'be concerned about; regard and treat [the environment, the NHS, someone's life ...] as very important' sense and is the correct choice. Probably an ELL question. – Edwin Ashworth Jul 13 at 11:45
  • @Alan I care for my life—I eat healthy food and exercise daily. That makes complete sense to me. – Jason Bassford Jul 13 at 15:41

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