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    Need help on phrase

    There is phrase "TRUTH ALONE TRIUMPHS". I know meaning of this phrase and there are two options


    1. Only Truth Prevails
    2. Truth Will Triumphs

    Which out of option 1 and 2 should be closest or correct about this phrase and why?

    I think option 1 to be right as
    a) Prevails is synonym to Triumphs
    b) Only and Alone can be used in interchangeably.

    But in option 2, "Will" represents change of Tense (Simple Future Tense). A

    Normally all phrases are represented in "Simple Present" tense rather than "Simple Future" Tense to show it is everlasting/eternal.

    Please help me to understand, what is correct and why?

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    Re: Need help on phrase

    There is something obviously wrong with 2, which I'm sure you can see! But in any case, 1 is correct. You need the 'only/alone' in order to maintain the original meaning. With 2, even after correction, there is an infinite range of other means of triumph. 'Truth triumphs, but so do cheating, lying, swindling...'

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    Re: Need help on phrase

    Thanks for quick Response.

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    Re: Need help on phrase

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