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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Proverbs 83. The proverb today is an ounce of
prevention is worth a pound of cure. So remember an ounce is something that's
very very small and a pound is something very, very big. So an ounce or just a
little bit of prevention, so for every little bit of prevention you do. It's
worth a lot more as far as the cure is concerned. Or, or at least you know,
avoiding some trouble. So let's take a look at the note here. This proverb is
basically used to mean that it is better and easy to try to avoid a problem,
sickness, etc. than to try to stop it or correct it after it has started. So it's
better to avoid it than to deal with it later. That's basically what they are
saying. All right. Let's continue with the note here. There are many, meaning many
people. There are many who say this proverb originally comes from a Benjamin
Franklin quote used under an assumed name, like a pen name or a fake name . And
it was first used in regard to fire prevention. Yeah. Remember we've covered
many , many other quotes under under the videos I do as quotes by Benjamin
Franklin. He always has very good quotes and this of course became a regular
proverb that's used commonly in our everyday life. Today this phrase is
probably used more in regard to health and other issues.
Okay so let's give a couple of examples here. Example number one. Eating healthy
and exercising regularly is the best way to avoid illness. Remember an ounce of
prevention of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Let's look at number two.
You should board up those windows. Yeah. Any time like a hurricane or typhoon is
coming, you see people always try to protect
windows because sometimes they can break with strong winds. So if you're boarding
up the windows, it means that you're putting like wood
in front of it in order to protect those windows. You should board up those windows before the hurricane strikes. You know before it
hits for it arrives. They always say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of
cure. Okay good. I hope you got it. I hope it's clear.
I hope it was informative. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.
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English Tutor Nick P Proverbs (83) An Once of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

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anitawu12 published on August 22, 2019
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