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    Hi,

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    Should I put a s after the word of science in the sentence below?

    All5 will pass: our achievements and failures, loves and hatred, religions and science, but this will remain: the wonderer looking into the distance, the mist rising over the sea line.

    I only heard Carl Sagan said sciences before in his video but never heard anyone else said that before.

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    I use s in all the nouns in the sentence (accept hatred and science), like achievements, failures, loves, etc - am I right?

    Thanks.
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    All5 will pass: (our) achievement and failure, love and hate, religion and science, but this will remain: the wonderer looking into the distance, mist rising over the sea.

    You could pluralize all of them, but probably reads better like this. The sea line could be the coastline or the seashore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamtime View Post

    All5 five will pass -- our achievements and failures, loves and hatred, religions and science -- but this will remain: the wonderer looking into the distance, the mist rising over the sea line.

    I only heard Carl Sagan said sciences before in his video but never heard anyone else said that before.
    Wonderer is not a word; do you mean wanderer?

    wonder = to think about something
    wander = to walk about aimlessly

    You should not use a colon twice in the same sentence.

    Science = scientific thinking and/or scientific method
    Sciences = various disciplines that utilize the scientific method
    Last edited by freezeframe; 29-Apr-2011 at 23:59. Reason: corrected some previously "corrected" punctuation!

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    Thanks guys. Sorry the number of 5 is a mistake. It should not be there! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamtime View Post
    Thanks guys. Sorry the number of 5 is a mistake. It should not be there! lol
    I just thought you couldn't count to six.

    PS I put the dash in the wrong place before. I changed it now ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    Wonderer is not a word; do you mean wanderer?

    wonder = to think about something
    wander = to walk about aimlessly

    You should not use a colon twice in the same sentence.

    Science = scientific thinking and/or scientific method
    Sciences = various disciplines that utilize the scientific method
    Initially, I mean to say the person who wonders about something so I made up this word - wonderer.

    But I also would like to use wanderer in that sentence but it will change the meaning of the whole sentence...

    can't decide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTRiff View Post
    not teacher

    All5 will pass: (our) achievement and failure, love and hate, religion and science, but this will remain: the wonderer looking into the distance, mist rising over the sea.

    You could pluralize all of them, but probably reads better like this. The sea line could be the coastline or the seashore.
    Thanks. I think I mean to say the sea horizon. my mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamtime View Post
    Initially, I mean to say the person who wonders about something so I made up this word - wonderer.

    But I also would like to use wanderer in that sentence but it will change the meaning of the whole sentence...

    can't decide!
    Can I use both the wonderer and the wanderer instead in this sentence?

    (I know wonderer is not a word but I think I will invent it!)

    All will pass -- our achievements and failures, loves and hatred, religions and science -- but this will remain: the wonderer and the wanderer looking into the distance, the mist rising over the sea horizon.

    I want to imply that the wonderer is the wanderer, and the wanderer is the wonderer too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamtime View Post
    Can I use both the wonderer and the wanderer instead in this sentence?

    (I know wonderer is not a word but I think I will invent it!)

    All will pass -- our achievements and failures, loves and hatred, religions and science -- but this will remain: the wonderer and the wanderer looking into the distance, the mist rising over the sea horizon.

    I want to imply that the wonderer is the wanderer, and the wanderer is the wonderer too!

    It sounds like there are two people.

    What do you mean by "wonderer"? If you mean a wise person you can say something like "a wandering sage" or "a wandering philosopher" -- both have a long tradition in the Western civilization and, I would assume, in some other parts of the globe too.

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