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    said John Hanke

    ďThe idea behind the app was to build something that would help people connect with the real, physical world around them,Ē said John Hanke, a vice president of product at Google who runs a small lab at the company building location-based and social mobile apps.
    In the above sentence, is "said" an adjective
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    Or is "said" an
    ellipse of "which was said by John Hanke?
    Thanks for help!


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    Re: said John Hanke

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    “The idea behind the app was to build something that would help people connect with the real, physical world around them,” said John Hanke, a vice president of product at Google who runs a small lab at the company building location-based and social mobile apps.
    In the above sentence, is "said" an adjective
    ?
    Or is "said" an
    ellipse of "which was said by John Hanke?
    Thanks for help!

    No, it's a verb. It's the main verb of the sentence, "John Hanke said 'X'".

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    Re: said John Hanke

    Thanks,
    No, it's a verb. It's the main verb of the sentence, "John Hanke said 'X'".
    Why it is possible to say "said John Hank" mean "John Hanke said 'X'"?
    Why we don't use the structure "John Hanke said 'X' in above sentence?


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    Re: said John Hanke

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Thanks,

    Why it is possible to say "said John Hank" mean "John Hanke said 'X'"?
    Why we don't use the structure "John Hanke said 'X' in above sentence?

    There's no reason. The sentence goes, "'X' said John Hanke." That's normal, so that's how it was written.

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    Re: said John Hanke

    Sorry for this but I don't see why "'X' said John Hanke." is normal.
    Does
    "'X' said John Hanke." have full form "'X' is/was said by John Hanke."?

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    Re: said John Hanke

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Sorry for this but I don't see why "'X' said John Hanke." is normal.
    Does
    "'X' said John Hanke." have full form "'X' is/was said by John Hanke."?
    I'm sorry too, because I really can't understand the problem you're having with this.
    Have you ever read a story book in English? X is quoted, as 'X'. It's what John said.

    Here's a simple story: It's called Mary and John.
    "Hello, Mary, " said John.
    "Hello, John," replied Mary.
    "Would you like to see a movie, " John asked.
    Mary thought about it, and answered, "Sure, why not?"
    "Great," said John.

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    Re: said John Hanke

    Have you ever read a story book in English?
    Yes. I have.
    "Hello, Mary, " said John.
    "Hello, John," replied Mary.
    I also saw this structure many times but I always think the full form of it should be:
    "Hello, Mary, " is said by John.
    "Hello, John," is replied by Mary.

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    #8

    Re: said John Hanke

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Yes. I have.

    I also saw this structure many times but I always think the full form of it should be:
    "Hello, Mary, " is said by John.
    "Hello, John," is replied by Mary.
    No, it shouldn't.

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    Re: said John Hanke

    In your story:
    Here's a simple story: It's called Mary and John.
    "Hello, Mary, " said John.
    "Hello, John," replied Mary.
    "Would you like to see a movie, " John asked.
    Mary thought about it, and answered, "Sure, why not?"
    "Great," said John.
    Can I use "John said" "Mary replied" "asked John" in the above story, respectively?
    Thanks for your patience and help!

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    #10

    Re: said John Hanke

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    In your story:

    Can I use "John said" "Mary replied" "asked John" in the above story, respectively?
    Thanks for your patience and help!
    Yes, you can," said 5jj.
    "Yes, you can," 5jj said.
    5jj said, "Yes, you can."

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