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    CONSTANT IN

    Dear all, I have a question for you. We are planning to publish a pocket guide for tourists. Since Niš (where I come from) is the birthplace of Constantine the Great we wanted to name it CONSTANT IN, meaning the City that is Constantly "IN". Do you think that it is appropriate since gramatically correct option would be Constantly In. On the other hand Constantine's name has letter E in the end, which it doesn't have in the adjective we would use for the title.
    So, is CONSTANT IN a formulation that would be appropriate, trying to connect the name and the idea of being constantly in?

    Thank you in advance

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    Re: CONSTANT IN

    Quote Originally Posted by mamamaja2003 View Post
    Dear all, I have a question for you. We are planning to publish a pocket guide for tourists. Since Niš (where I come from) is the birthplace of Constantine the Great we wanted to name it CONSTANT IN, meaning the City that is Constantly "IN". Do you think that it is appropriate, since the gramatically correct option would be Constantly In. On the other hand Constantine's name has the letter E in at the end, which it doesn't have in the adjective we would use for the title.
    So, is CONSTANT IN a formulation that would be appropriate, trying to connect the name and the idea of being constantly in?
    With titles, captions, slogans, etc you don't have to worry too much about whether or not some word-play is 'correct' English.

    If you are trying to convey the message that your city is the in place to be, your idea might well work. I have to warn you, however, that some people might feel that the idea of a place being constantly in sounds a little strange.

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    Re: CONSTANT IN

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    With titles, captions, slogans, etc you don't have to worry too much about whether or not some word-play is 'correct' English.

    If you are trying to convey the message that your city is the in place to be, your idea might well work. I have to warn you, however, that some people might feel that the idea of a place being constantly in sounds a little strange.

    Thanks :)

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