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Your answer to this question can save my husband's life!

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I have a life or death question, if it does not get settled I may have to kill my husband.



Is the saying:



Time endures but can not fade all the memories love has made...



OR



Time endears but can not fade all the memories love has made...



The reason it even came up is a framed embroidery with that saying crossed stitched into it that is basically a family heirloom.





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by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 3:00 AM
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calleigh0709
by Bronze Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 11:22 AM
Endures
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Matriarch87
by Ruby Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 11:23 AM
Yea...what I've gathered from you is they're both grammatically fine but depending on the source both said wrong. Maybe this is unanswerable question.

Quoting xtwistedxlovex:

Oops...sorry. I thought it was a pretty neutral opinion - that is, either way is wrong. I found a 1978 Hallmark 25th Christmas ornament with the phrase on it.

So now the question is: Are all Hallmark poems original? Or I suppose a more appropriate way to put that would be were they all original in 1978?

I guess if you really think about it the 'but' isn't so misplaced. "Time improves but can't degrade" is just fine. I still think AND sounds better though.

Quoting Matriarch87:

You just pissed all over my cheerios...



Back to square one...







Quoting xtwistedxlovex:

Neither seems proper. Time endures? No, the memories should endure the test of time. The time itself doesn't endure anything. Time is emotionless; it cannot suffer. However, since 'absence makes the heart grow fonder' endears is a better match. It's the "but" that I take issue with. Change it to and - Time endears and cannot fade the memories...


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Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Feb. 16, 2013 at 11:24 AM
No gray area at all. It's "endears". The quote is attributed to Norma Howland.


Quoting Matriarch87:

Eeep...the more comments there are the more gray the answer is.

KrissyKC
by Platinum Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 11:28 AM

What is either of them saying?

I get the "can not fade all the memories love has made.."  part...

but "time endures" and "time endears" really doesn't make much sense in this phrase.

I think "time errodes" makes more sense here, because you are saying time does something negative, but that love's memories are stronger...


Matriarch87
by Ruby Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 11:29 AM
Oh...

Quoting Anonymous:

No gray area at all. It's "endears". The quote is attributed to Norma Howland.




Quoting Matriarch87:

Eeep...the more comments there are the more gray the answer is.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Feb. 16, 2013 at 11:30 AM
It's endures
disneymom2two
by Platinum Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 11:30 AM

I put both into google and both came up as being correct.


Quoting TigressLily:

Well, here is where Google would be effective.... however, endure means to last, to hold on etc.... so I would say endure. I might sound stupid but without looking it up not even sure if endear is a real word or not lol, just being honest.



LCG83
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 11:31 AM
Endures. Endears doesn't make sense in that.
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Matriarch87
by Ruby Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 11:31 AM
In the endear version it says time make love's memories more valuable....

In the endures version it says love's memories withstand time not fading them.

Then there is a question of and and but and which one makes more sense.



Quoting KrissyKC:

What is either of them saying?

I get the "can not fade all the memories love has made.."  part...

but "time endures" and "time endears" really doesn't make much sense in this phrase.

I think "time errodes" makes more sense here, because you are saying time does something negative, but that love's memories are stronger...


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Val99
by Ruby Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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 I have seen the quote two ways - endure/but or endear/and :


Time ENDURES BUT can not fade all the memories love has made...

Time ENDEARS AND can not fade all the memories love has made...


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