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    Say the U.K. is in a worse position

    Please have a look at the sentence - "PARIS—French officials Thursday took a new approach to defending the country's triple-A rating as they await the outcome of a review by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services: say the U.K. is in a worse position."

    Please explain to me what does "say " mean here. Many thanks.

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    Re: Say the U.K. is in a worse position

    Quote Originally Posted by olegv View Post
    Please have a look at the sentence - "PARIS—French officials Thursday took a new approach to defending the country's triple-A rating as they await the outcome of a review by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services: say the U.K. is in a worse position."

    Please explain to me what does "say " mean here. Many thanks.
    This looks like something set out by a news agency. I assume they would write 'they say...' in a full report.

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    Re: Say the U.K. is in a worse position

    France's new approach is to say...

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    #4

    Re: Say the U.K. is in a worse position

    Yes, it's a bare infinitive.

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