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    What does "nothing ever is" mean?

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    Each time I see someone driving and talking on the phone I say to myself something's got to be done about these dangerous people; but nothing ever is. They just keep motoring along playing Blackberry roulette until one day their carelessness alters the life of an innocent.

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    Re: What does "nothing ever is" mean?

    " something's got to be done about these dangerous people; but nothing ever is..."

    Nothing ever is done (about these dangerous people).

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    Re: What does "nothing ever is" mean?

    It's very clear now.
    Thank you.
    But I wonder whether the origninal text is okay without "done". That is, "nothing ever is" is actually a flawed sentence and should be corrected.

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    Re: What does "nothing ever is" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    It's very clear now.
    Thank you.
    But I wonder whether the origninal text is okay without "done". That is, "nothing ever is" is actually a flawed sentence and should be corrected.
    It is okay without the word 'done', it is understood. It is also okay without the word 'ever', which is added for emphasis.

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