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Does "be careful of" make sense in the following?

Be careful of John's health. He may have a heart attack anytime.

I'd appreciate your help.

  • anytime is a colloquialism there. at any time would be more formal. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Aug 17 '18 at 12:15
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Mindful may be a better word to use in this case.

Be mindful of John's health. He may have a heart attack anytime.

  • Can I use "Mind John's health"? – Apollyon Aug 17 '18 at 12:11
  • No, "to mind" and "to be mindful of" mean different things. "To mind someone's health" implies to me that you are actively taking care of them; "to be mindful of" implies simply that you're being careful not to do anything harmful. – mamster Aug 17 '18 at 14:24
  • @mamster - I don't know about that - mind the gap means "Be careful of the gap", not "take care of the gap" - but I agree that "Mind John's health" sounds stilted. – stangdon Aug 17 '18 at 16:09
  • How about "mind John's age"? – Apollyon Aug 18 '18 at 9:56
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Keep an eye on John's health.

Keep an eye on:

to look after; watch carefully

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