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    #1

    tell me you got the got who did this

    "Tell me you got the guy who did this" It's part of a dialog from "Hawaii Five" episode 7.

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    "Put in on speaker. No tricks." . Inaccurate in terms of grammar. ????

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    #2

    Re: tell me you got the got who did this

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "Tell me you got the guy who did this"
    This one sounds OK but it needs a full stop at the end. Maybe, a semicolon would be proper after "Tell me" .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "Put in on speaker. No tricks."
    "Put it on speaker." it should be.

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    #3

    Re: tell me you got the got who did this

    No semi-colon.
    Tell me [that] you got the guy.
    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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    Re: tell me you got the got who did this

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    No semi-colon.
    Tell me [that] you got the guy.
    We don't say put it on the speaker?

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    Re: tell me you got the got who did this

    When we're using our phones -- cell or landline -- and you press the button so that the person on the other end can be heard by others nearby, we say "Put it on speaker."

    For example, you may say "I have you on speaker so the others can hear too." or even "Careful! You're on speaker" so the person doesn't say anything that would be embarrassing if others heard it.

    In this case, he wanted to be sure that the other policeman wasn't going to be talking to him in some sort of code that would give more information than he wanted.
    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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