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    "play cards"

    Hi,

    Metaphorically, can I say "God is the one who shuffles cards and you are the one who play (the) cards".
    Does the sentence sound natural with or without "the"?

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: "play cards"

    No. And "play" should be "plays".

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    #3

    Re: "play cards"

    It would be more natural like this: "God is the one who shuffles the cards and you are the one who plays them".

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    #4

    Re: "play cards"

    God shuffles the cards, you play the hand you're dealt.

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    #5

    Re: "play cards"

    God shuffles the cards, you play the hand you're dealt.
    But note that this requires either a conjunction ("... the cards, and you play...) or some other form of punctuation besides a comma.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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