2006First of all, it's my first post in this forum so I would like to say hi to everyone!
Hi and welcome.
I'm a finance student and some time ago I found an interesting idiom: A fool and his money are soon parted. I understand the idea and know what
doesit means, but I'm wondering if it is possible to use it in a sentence about the past.
Yes, you can.
I would like to write about someone who lost a fortune in short period of time. My problem is with the word "soon". In my opinion it doesn't sound good in a sentence about the past. What about that: That's not true.
I know a guy who lost 1,000,000 Euros in two weeks - a fool and his money (are)(were) soon parted.
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