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    the cars in the city are old

    I'm trying to say a city is stuck in past and the wheels of history stopped turning in it. Then mention the cars are really old and make a connection between the wheels of those old cars with the wheels of history.

    The city was stuck in past. The wheels of history had stopped turning there. The cars were old and soon their wheels would stop turning too.

    Do you have any suggestions?

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    Re: the cars in the city are old

    The city is stuck in a time warp, unable to progress and move with time.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: the cars in the city are old

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I'm trying to say a city is stuck in past and the wheels of history have stopped turning in it there. Then I want to mention that the cars are really old and make a connection between the wheels of those old cars with and the wheels of history.
    Note my changes above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the cars in the city are old

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    The city is stuck in a time warp, unable to progress and move with time.
    Thanks but I want to make a connection between the wheels of history and the wheels of those cars.

    The city was stuck in past. The wheels of history had stopped turning there. The cars were old and soon their wheels would stop turning too.

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    Re: the cars in the city are old

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Thanks, but I want to make a connection between the wheels of history and the wheels of those cars.

    The city was stuck in the past. The wheels of history had stopped turning there. The cars were old and soon their wheels would stop turning too.
    See above. I think you've made the connection clearly.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the cars in the city are old

    I love the connection you're trying to make between the two kinds of wheels.

    I suggest you keep trying to write the passage in different ways until you come up with a better form of expression. Perhaps you could use a simile.

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    Re: the cars in the city are old

    What is an example of a simile in this context?

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    Re: the cars in the city are old

    Come on, alpacinoutd. I'm sure you know what a simile is. If you don't, Google it. Then try to come up with one yourself!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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