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    #1

    as big a lie

    Can one say:
    1-What you just said is a lie. It is as big a lie as my Dad is a thief.
    instead of:
    2-What you just said is a lie. it is as big a lie as the one that says my Dad is a thief.

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    #2

    Re: as big a lie

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Can one say:
    1-What you just said is a lie. It is as big a lie as my Dad is a thief.
    instead of:
    2-What you just said is a lie. it is as big a lie as the one that says my Dad is a thief.
    No, you can't. If you say it that way, you are saying that your Dad is a thief.

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    #3

    Re: as big a lie

    Would it still be wrong if one said, "It is just as big a lie as my Dad being a thief" or "It is just as big a lie as my Dad allegedly being a thief"?

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    #4

    Exclamation Re: as big a lie

    Quote Originally Posted by Shenfeng View Post
    Would it still be wrong if one said, "It is just as big a lie as my Dad being a thief" or "It is just as big a lie as my Dad allegedly being a thief"?
    I do not think so. Rather it works nicely. It means: the lie spoken by someone is such a big lie which can be compared with a greater lie, such as, telling that my Dad is a thief

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    #5

    Re: as big a lie

    What about this:
    2-What you just said is a lie. It is as big a lie as the one that says my Dad would be a thief.



    Cheers!

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    #6

    Exclamation Re: as big a lie

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    What about this:
    2-What you just said is a lie. It is as big a lie as the one that says my Dad is (would be) a thief.



    Cheers!
    It is better and sounds more natural with ‘is’ instead of ‘would be’

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    #7

    Re: as big a lie

    It's as big a lie as saying that my Dad is a thief.

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