What is the short version of this sentence:
You better get to it while your to it or you may never get to it to do it again.
"Get to it while the getins' good." My Mom always used to say that and we all picked it up and still use the phrase sometimes. It means to do it while you have the chance or you may not get the chance again.
Thank you, TT2. This was a fun question.
I guess...but one of the people who answered pointed out that I made several grammatical errors in the question. I'm plenty embarrassed as I am usually a stickler for these things!
Don't fret about it. Sometimes my questions are so jumbled even I don't understand them. If I am tired there is no telling what will come out of my mind.
Pee now while we're near a bathroom aka Always take advantage of an opportunity the first time.
Before you had asked the question, perhaps you should have read what you had written and realised that you had used an incorrect word and left out another. The following is very difficult to read or make sense of:
“You better get to it while your to it or you may never get to it to do it again.”
Perhaps you would have realised that “You’d better get to it while you’re at it or you may never get to it to do it again,” would have been a better way of having written it.
Did you also notice that you had used the possessive “your” rather than the abbreviation “you’re”?
“Strike while the iron is hot.” or “Strike while the iron’s hot.” (Please note that the apostrophe in the latter sentence is not a possessive apostrophe but is rather the apostrophe required for an abbreviation - as in your earlier mistake by not using “you’re”.)
You're right! I was very tired when I wrote this one and should have known better. Will be more careful next time. It's not like me to make such glaring grammatical errors...but nobody is perfect!
Timetraveler (Time Traveller in UK English Ha Ha)
Please excuse my rudeness in my comment. I'm the master of not looking over my postings. Look at my comments regarding others' remarks on my Hubs and you'll see a plethora of mistakes and errors
Birds of a feather, I guess! Thanks for this comment...I feel better now!
"Do it before it's too late".
(Easy enough, just think 'outside the box')
"Strike while the iron is hot," is an old saying which probably covers this.
Phyllis is correct. It is odd how leaving out a word or two makes this look so much different.
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