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    When talking about stuff someone said, do I say his "word" or his "words"?

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    Re: Words

    Quote Originally Posted by EverLivingPoet View Post
    When talking about stuff someone said, do I say his "word" or his "words"?
    Not a teacher only a native.

    Both can be used, it depends on the context.

    I would say 'words' if you are quoting someome, or referring to what they said. For example, 'His words will echo through eternity.' Or, 'Harry's words were full of wisdom.'

    'Word' would be used if you took the words someone spoke as singluar. For example, 'Tom gave his word not to tell anybody.'

    Like I said, not a teacher, hopefully a teacher may be able to clarify if I haven't explained it very well.

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    Re: Words

    Quote Originally Posted by shroob View Post
    Not a teacher only a native.

    Both can be used, it depends on the context.

    I would say 'words' if you are quoting someone, or referring to what they said. For example, 'His words will echo through eternity.' Or, 'Harry's words were full of wisdom.'

    'Word' would be used if you took the words someone spoke as singular. For example, 'Tom gave his word not to tell anybody.'

    Like I said, not a teacher, hopefully a teacher may be able to clarify if I haven't explained it very well.
    You have explained it very well, context is all important.

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