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    Is this sentence correct:
    1-What I am saying is as true as the earth rotating on its axis.
    (Meaning: What I am saying is as true as the statement: "The earth rotates on its axis".)

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    Default Re: as true as

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Is this sentence correct:
    1-What I am saying is as true as the earth rotating on its axis.
    (Meaning: What I am saying is as true as the statement: "The earth rotates on its axis".)
    What I am saying is as true as the fact that the earth is rotating on its axis.

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    Default Re: as true as

    Thanks 2006.
    Does that mean that sentence 1 is correct or not?

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    Default Re: as true as

    Sentence 1 is not as clear as What I am saying is as true as the statement "The earth rotates on its axis." and it is not as clear as my sentence.

    So I would not use sentence 1.

    You should compare what you are saying to a statement or a fact, not to the earth rotating on its axis.

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    Default Re: as true as

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Thanks 2006.
    Does that mean that sentence 1 is correct or not?
    I would go so far as saying that sentence 1 is not correct.
    "The earth rotating on its axis" is not a proposition.

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    Default Re: as true as

    Thank you both.

    How about:

    A-What I am saying is as true as the earth rotates around its axis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Thank you both.

    How about:

    A-What I am saying is as true as the earth rotates around its axis.
    No, I think you'd have to use one of 2006's versions.

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    Default Re: as true as

    I think it should be "to rotate about".

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    Default Re: as true as

    I'd forget the geophysics and just say 'It's as true as I'm standing here' (which has a certain colloquial currency).

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    Default Re: as true as

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Thank you both.

    How about:

    A-What I am saying is as true as the earth rotates on its axis.
    But when you use "true" in relation to the earth rotating, it brings up other meanings of "true" such as 'consistent', 'exact', 'precise', 'without variation'.
    That's why you have to compare what you are saying to a fact or statement of some kind, not to the rotation of the earth.

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