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    three proverbs

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether the following proverbs have sense in your area? What do you think about the first and second one, especially whether there must be “ague/ mischief comes ” or “agues/ mischiefs come”?

    Ague comes on horseback but goes away on foot.

    Mischief comes by the pound and goes away by the ounce.

    If it rains at eleven, it will last till seven.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: three proverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether the following proverbs have sense in your area? What do you think about the first and second one, especially whether there must be “ague/ mischief comes ” or “agues/ mischiefs come”?

    Ague comes on horseback but goes away on foot.

    Mischief comes by the pound and goes away by the ounce.

    If it rains at eleven, it will last till seven.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    I have never heard any of these.
    The meanings of the first two are very clear; the third is less so. Ague can be used in the plural, but is fine as you have written it. Mischief is uncountable.

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