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did not contain
Also noted was the fact that his statement did not contain the usual “do more” mantra.
Can I say here is" did not contain=was not contain". If it not right please explain it.
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Re: did not contain
"Did not contain" is correct. If you want to use "was", you would have to rephrase it like this: "Also noted was the fact that the usual "do more" mantra was not contained in his statement".
Originally Posted by 1235