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    #1

    like you said

    Which ones of the following sentences are correct:

    1-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you said.
    2-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you described him.
    3-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you described him to be.
    4-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you claimed him to be.

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    #2

    Re: like you said

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Which ones of the following sentences are correct:

    1-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you said.
    2-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you described him.
    3-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you described him to be.
    4-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you claimed him to be.
    All sound OK to me :P

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    #3
    I'd use the first, though.

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    #4

    Re: like you said

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Which ones of the following sentences are correct:

    1-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you said.
    2-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you described him.
    3-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you described him to be.
    4-He may not have been a nice fellow but surely he wasn't a criminal like you claimed him to be.
    Like Tdol, I would use the first one. (They could all use some punctuation.)

    Here's another possiblity:

    • He may not have been a nice fellow, but surely he wasn't the criminal you have made him out to be.


    Or:

    • He may not have been a nice fellow, but surely he wasn't the criminal you have portrayed him as.


    :)

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    #5
    I agree with whl626; but, I gotta admit that RonBee's additions are mighTy fine, indeed. :)

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