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    time dictates its own circumstances

    Hello! Is it correct to say that something (e.g. time, circumstanes, or even "fast pace of life") "dictates its own circumstances"? For example "Many people read printed newspapers; however, time dictates its own circumstances and more and more people prefer to read on-line versions of newspapers".
    Please, show me every single one of my mistakes. Thank you.

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    Re: time dictates its own circumstances

    It doesn't sound natural to me. Time (or lack of it) might dictate people's actions but having time (or a lack of time) is a circumstance in its own right.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: time dictates its own circumstances

    I think I have to rephrase my initial question. The question was not about time. Look at the following examples. Moreover, "circumstances" was not the right word.
    1. Many people want to eat less fast food; however, the fast pace of life dictates its own rules.

    2. Some decades ago it was possible to find a good job without a degree; however, time dictates its own rules and more and more people tend to attend university.

    Is it possible to say that "time (or life) dictates/imposes its own rules"?
    Please, show me every single one of my mistakes. Thank you.

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    Re: time dictates its own circumstances

    Quote Originally Posted by NortT View Post
    I think I have to rephrase my initial question. The question was not about time. Look at the following examples. Moreover, "circumstances" was not the right word.
    1. Many people want to eat less fast food; however, the fast pace of life dictates its own rules.
    That seems to make sense.
    Quote Originally Posted by NortT View Post
    2. Some decades ago it was possible to find a good job without a degree; however, times have changed, and nowadays more and more people tend to attend university.
    People attend college (or university) or not. They don't tend to do it.

    Quote Originally Posted by NortT View Post
    Is it possible to say that "time (or life) dictates/imposes its own rules"?
    Maybe.

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