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Which of these two sentences is grammatically correct?

"Engine in the heart, fuel in veins." "Engine in the heart, fuel in the veins."

This is a sentence for a tattoo, which basically says, that the person loves cars.

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    The second version (an article in front of each) reads the most naturally to me. – Jason Bassford Aug 15 '18 at 19:09
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You can minimize the amount of pain you'll need to endure by not using any definite article.

My suggestion:

Engine in Heart. Fuel in Veins

  • Thank you for your answer, I'd also like to know if there's a difference in meaning between your version and Jason's version? – Aschente Aug 15 '18 at 20:26
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    @Aschente: No, there's no difference in meaning. Jason's version may SOUND better, or have a certain "ring" to it; sometimes, however, "less is more." I mean if you really don't care how long your expression is, you may as well think about using this: "There's an engine in my heart and fuel in my veins," or this: "I've got an engine for a heart and fuel for blood," or this: "My heart is an engine, and my blood is fuel." I think you get the point. If you want a dozen more, I'd be glad to give 'em to you! Don – rhetorician Aug 15 '18 at 23:07
  • I suggest you do no such thing but if you must gone down that route,. why stretch it and use "Engine heart; fuel veins"? – Robbie Goodwin Aug 17 '18 at 21:44

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