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    Smile Whether you will succeed or not lies mainly in how hard you works now.

    Whether you will succeed or not lies mainly in how hard you works now.



    Does the above sound right, the bolded part in particualr? Thanks.

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    Re: Whether you will succeed or not lies mainly in how hard you works now.

    I'd rather go for

    Whether you succeed or not will depend mainly on how hard you work

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    Smile Re: Whether you will succeed or not lies mainly in how hard you works now.

    Quote Originally Posted by beascarpetta View Post
    I'd rather go for

    Whether you succeed or not will depend mainly on how hard you work
    Thanks, beascarpetta.
    Your version sounds excellent to me, but does the base sound right at all?

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    Re: Whether you will succeed or not lies mainly in how hard you works now.

    Given the CAD's definitionI think you might be better off with another verb stressing the "cause and effect" issue.
    That's the only part of the sentence that doesn't sound quite right to me.

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    Re: Whether you will succeed or not lies mainly in how hard you works now.

    Thanks, Beascarpetta.

    But I still don't figure out why "lie in" can't express the "cause and effect" concept.
    How about the following?

    Whether you will succeed or not lies mainly in your hard work now.

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