General Writing and Grammar Help/A strange sentence.

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Ms. Jannie,

Thank you very much for your reply last time?

Now I read a sentence: Be happy being busy.

This sentence is very strange. Perhaps the correct writing is: Keep happy while being busy.  What’s your opinion?

Thanks!

Best Wishes,

Walden

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"Be happy being busy" doesn't make any sense using present and past tense adjectives and verbs.

"Being busy is being happy" is the correct English tenses, or "Be happy while being busy." Or, "Be happy being busy." Or "Be happy when you are busy."

"Keep happy while being busy" is alright.

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