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Can I use "it is no use crying over split milk"? in a formal writing? Thanks Tutor said I could use some proverbs and I found it in a proverb list. Thanks
Jan 19, 2016 3:51 PM
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I agree with Joshua. It is "spilt", not "split". The meanings are very different.
January 19, 2016
Thanks to Joshua and Paul!
January 19, 2016
Be careful, it is SPILT milk (or 'spilled' if you prefer American English.) S-P-I-L-T. Not 'split.'
January 19, 2016
Hello! I would have to say it depends on the situation, to which you are using it for. For an essay or project that you need to write a paper, I believe it would be perfectly acceptable. If i were for a job, or work purposes, or to a company expressing concern, I would say it would not be good to use. In everyday situations, it is fine. I hope that this helps!
January 19, 2016
Loong Loong
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