First of all, it's my first post in this forum so I would like to say hi to everyone!
I'm a finance student and some time ago I found interesting idiom: A fool and his money are soon parted. I understand the idea and know what does it mean, but I'm wondering if it is possible to use it in past sentence.
I would like to write about someone who lost a fortune in short period of time. My problem is with word soon. In my opinion it doesn't sound good in past sentence. What about that: I know a guy who lost 1 000 000 Euro in two weeks - a fool and his money were parted.
Is it ok?
I would be really thankful for answer.
Sorry for mistakes!
I think that as it is a saying ,it is better to use simple present tense.