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    #1

    having been said / having said that

    Hallo,

    Which is correct?

    I love Westerns and this movie is a full blown Western. Having said that, though, I find it difficult to like the movie.

    OR

    I love Westerns and this movie is a full blown Western. That having been said, I find it difficult to like the movie.

    Thank you for the wonderful service!

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    #2

    Re: having been said / having said that

    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan View Post
    Hallo,

    Which is correct?

    I love Westerns and this movie is a full blown Western. Having said that, though, I find it difficult to like the movie.

    OR

    I love Westerns and this movie is a full blown Western. That having been said, I find it difficult to like the movie.

    Thank you for the wonderful service!
    The first one is better. The second is not wrong, but I find it less natural.

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    #3

    Re: having been said / having said that

    Would 'that said' be OK?

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    #4

    Re: having been said / having said that

    Yes, that variation works too.

    (By the way, I'd hyphenate full-blown.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: having been said / having said that

    Much obliged everyone.

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