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    is this correct?

    The old saying goes, with changing time only thing remains constant is change. Products, services and strategies can all evolve with time.


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    Re: is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by new2grammar View Post
    The old saying goes, with changing time the only thing that remains constant is change. Products, services and strategies can all evolve with time.
    I have added an article (the).

    Also, I have added what I think is a relative pronoun (that).


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    Smile Re: is this correct?

    I think it should be "The old saying goes, with changing time the only thing (that) remains constant is chang.Products, sevices and strategies all can evolve with time.".And "that" in this sentence can be left out.
    In the other way, I think the saying is perfectly right. As time changes, everything will change, such as our eyesight, our health, our family and so on.
    Last edited by Hix; 21-Jun-2008 at 09:59. Reason: I didn't understand what you want.


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    Re: is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hix View Post
    I think it should be "The old saying goes, with changing time the only thing (that) remains constant is chang.Products, sevices and strategies all can evolve with time.".And "that" in this sentence can be left out.
    In the other way, I think the saying is perfectly right. As time changes, everything will change, such as our eyesight, our health, our family and so on.
    I think "that" must be added.

    Otherwise the subordinate clause has no subject.

    For instance - "the only thing (that) I need is more sleep". "That" can be left out in this case as the second clause already has a subject ("I").

    However I'm not a qualified teacher and I would like to hear other opinions on the matter.



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    Re: is this correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by new2grammar View Post
    The old saying goes, with changing time only thing remains constant is change. Products, services and strategies can all evolve with time.
    Nothing endures but change. ~ Ηράκλειτος (Herakleitos; Heraclitus) of Ephesus (c.535 BC - 475 BC) Greek philosopher

    Variants:

    There is nothing permanent except change.
    The only constant is change.
    Change is the only constant.
    Change alone is unchanging.

    Heraclitus - Wikiquote

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