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Which one of the following words work better in my self-made sentences below:

1) Life is too short and you're young only once. So.................your age/youth.

a) appreciate
b) value

2) ...............your parents. You may lose them someday.

a) appreciate
b) value

I wonder if you could introduce a better option if exists for this sense.

Thank you.

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Both are grammatically correct, however, if we look at the following definitions there is one which fits better than the other:

  • Appreciate to recognize how good someone or something is and to value him, her, or it

  • Value the importance or worth of something for someone

Appreciate your youth/parents.

Value would imply that they have worth, whereas appreciate implies you recognize that worth.

  • Ah, thank you very much @Bee. I waited for a long time to receive a response to this question. Just one more question. Do these two sentences sound natural to you? As a native speaker, would a native speaker phrase and utter such meanings in the way I did? – A-friend Jun 17 at 13:43
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    Yes both sound natural to me as a native BrE Speaker. I both value and appreciate both my youth and parents. – Bee Jun 17 at 13:45

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