things didn't work earlier and they won't work in the

blizzy

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Can I say this?
But those things didn't work earlier and they won't work in the future either.
 

Charlie Bernstein

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Can I say this?
But those things didn't work earlier, and they won't work in the future, either.

​Mind your commas.

Here are some more natural ways to say it:

- Those things didn't work before, and they'll never work.
- None of that has ever worked, and it never will.
- They didn't work yesterday, and they won't tomorrow.
- Those things haven't worked yet, and they never will.
- But those things didn't work before. They won't in the future, either.

If you use "But," break it into two sentences. Otherwise you'd be saying "But it won't in the future, either," which doesn't quite make sense.
 
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