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I have an Australian friend who travels very often and I want to say to her

I really envy your traveling life

Is it right sentence? If not, what is nicer words?

  • No, it's not correct. Life doesn't travel. – user178049 Feb 24 '17 at 13:13
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    I think it's OK. Traveling is being used as a participial adjective; it describes a life of traveling. – stangdon Feb 24 '17 at 13:19
  • I am sure you were perfectly understood. I'd say, "I envy you your life as a traveler." Or, "I envy that you travel so often/ as much as you do." – WRX Feb 24 '17 at 15:23
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The sentence is grammatically correct and sounds perfectly clear to me, but I think it would maybe sound a bit better if you said "lifestyle" instead of "life", as you're describing the way that they choose to live their life.

I envy your travelling lifestyle.

  • In this case, the use of life can be confusing. While a nice listener would understand the intention clearly, the raw meaning is not the best. – virolino Feb 6 at 8:52
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That sentence is correct. You can also say, "I really envy that you get to travel so much."

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As a sentence your text is OK.

However "envy" can be seen as a negative thing, similar to jealousy.

I might alternatively say: "You are very lucky to travel so much"

  • In this case, you may consider it "white envy", it is not negative. – virolino Feb 6 at 8:50

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