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    Lightbulb what is wrong with

    what is the grammatical problem with this sentence?

    according to me , Ali is sick


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    Default Re: what is wrong with

    Welcome.

    according to____, adverb + prepositional phrase, as stated by someone/something else, not the speaker. For example,

    According to Max, Ali is not sick.
    According to Sam, Ali is sick.
    *According to me, Ali is sick. (ungrammatical)

    Exception: syntactic replacement

    Max: Someone said that Ali is sick, but he's not.
    Sam: He is sick!
    Max: According to who?
    Sam: According to me, that's who!

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