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A rolling stone gathers no moss

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This proverb now has two meanings: people pay a price for being always on the move, in that they have no roots in a specific place (the original meaning); or people who keep moving avoid picking up responsibilities and cares.

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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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