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    They had already promoted it saying it had no bad side effects or?

    My question is about this sentence: They had already promoted it saying it had no bad side effects.


    Which one is the best for this sentence-''saying'',''having said'', or ''by saying'' ?

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    Re: They had already promoted it saying it had no bad side effects or?

    Put a comma after "it" and don't change "saying" at all.
    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: They had already promoted it saying it had no bad side effects or?

    And if you want to add a note of cynicism you can substitute 'alleging' or 'claiming' for 'saying'.

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    Re: They had already promoted it saying it had no bad side effects or?

    Welcome to the forums, analema, and thanks for giving your thread a great title. Some regular posters can't do that properly.

    Rover

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    Re: They had already promoted it saying it had no bad side effects or?

    Sorry for not realizing this was your first thread. A belated welcome from me too.
    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: They had already promoted it saying it had no bad side effects or?

    Guys, thank you for your answers and welcome!

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