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Need help with a saying/quote

Post by pascalsz » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:30 am

Hello dear forum member

My name is Pascal and I am polish living in Germany.
I really never used anything like this forum and I hope I get some help here. If my English isn’t perfect I’m sorry, I am not a native speaker and just learnt the language in school and my freetime.

Nothing wild I’m asking for.
I wanted help with a quote I have in mind and I don’t know if it’s correct the way I wanted to post it.

“Even if no one is watching,
future you still does.”

Is this grammatically correct? I don’t want to repeat ‘watching’ in the second part so I tried by using ‘does’ but I really don’t know if this is correct because I just don’t have the everyday practice.

Please feel free to help.

Greeting from Germany

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Re: Need help with a saying/quote

Post by Joe » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:33 am

“Even if no one is watching,
future you still does.”

Yes, it's not grammatical. In fact it has no meaning, to the extent that I don't know what you are trying to say.

Are you perhaps trying to say:

“Even if no one is watching,
your future is watching you.”

OR

“Even if no one is watching,
your future will be watching you.”

Please explain...
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Re: Need help with a saying/quote

Post by AtlantaEI » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:56 pm

I have to agree with @Joe. I like the first iteration: "Even if no one is watching, your future is watching you." It sounds more poetic and gets your point across more succinctly. And your English is pretty good, @Pascalsz!
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