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    As people say or as the proverb goes

    1) As the proverb goes ''where there is a will, there is a way.''
    Can I say ''as people say'' even though I know it is a proverb?

    2) Can I say "She was very sad and devastated''., or should I omit the word ''sad''.

    Thank you so much.
    Last edited by arzgol; 21-Jun-2011 at 01:02.

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    Re: As people say or as the proverb goes

    1. Yes. Or "like people say..."

    2. People who are devastated are usually sad. Just say "She was devastated."

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