An adage is a pithy pronouncement of wisdom that sounds indisputable.
Here are some examples:
- A bird in the had is worth two in the bush.
- A stitch in time saves nine.
- Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
- Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
- The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
- An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
- Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Create at least THREE of your own adages.
Here’s some advice:
- Keep them short.
- Use parallel structure.
- Use the present tense.
- Use fairly short, simple words.
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