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    Although the issue at hand remains quite controversial to date, I believe that for now it is safe to conclude that we can catch two birds one stones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haha27 View Post
    Although the issue at hand remains quite controversial to date, I believe that for now it is safe to conclude that we can catch two birds with one stone. One stone not one stones
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    Also, you have another idiom kill two birds with one stone - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
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    catch two birds with one stone is not a common phrase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haha27 View Post
    Although the issue at hand remains quite controversial to date, I believe that for now it is safe to conclude that we can catch two birds one stones.
    There are some redundancies. If you say "remains," then it's already implying "to date."
    So many little phrases like "at hand" "to date" and "for now" make the sentence awkward.
    Although the issue remains controversial, for now, I believe we can safely say that we can kill two birds with one stone.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
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    catch two birds with one stone is not a common phrase.
    Thank you,Chicken Sandwich, making sure that when write I must listen. Regarding "to catch two birds with one stone," it has been taken from "Ynet."


    "The Finance Ministry is attempting to catch two birds with one stone – to fund the renovation ahead of the visit and to prevent future appeals by the municipalities," he said. "Meanwhile the police budget for the visit's security has been abandoned."

    More: First gov't conflict centers on papal visit - Israel News, Ynetnews

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Thank you,Chicken Sandwich, making sure that when write I must listen. Regarding "to catch two birds with one stone," it has been taken from "Ynet."


    "The Finance Ministry is attempting to catch two birds with one stone – to fund the renovation ahead of the visit and to prevent future appeals by the municipalities," he said. "Meanwhile the police budget for the visit's security has been abandoned."

    More: First gov't conflict centers on papal visit - Israel News, Ynetnews
    Here Ynet have misused an English idiom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Here Ynet have misused an English idiom.
    Thank you, bhaisahab. Will you tell me why did you choose have instead of has, please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post


    Thank you, bhaisahab. Will you tell me why did you choose have instead of has, please?
    He's thinking of Ynet as a "they."

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