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  1. Anonymous
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    said vs. read referring to signs, letters, notes.

    I am having a difference of opinion re "The sign said we were entering Menasha property," vs. "The sign read we were entering Menasha property." I have not registered yet. Please answer EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead.

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    I'd use 'said' there. I have heard 'read', but prefer the first.

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    Re: said vs. read referring to signs, letters, notes.

    Quote Originally Posted by faynew
    I am having a difference of opinion re "The sign said we were entering Menasha property," vs. "The sign read we were entering Menasha property." I have not registered yet. Please answer EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead.
    I would use "said" or "stated".

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