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    Arrow What does That put paid to it" mean exactly?

    Like that said in the title, it's a subtitle from Pride and Prejudice (2005).
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    Re: What does That put paid to it" mean exactly?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: What does That put paid to it" mean exactly?

    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON View Post
    Like that said in the title, it's a subtitle from Pride and Prejudice (2005).
    The question itself gives rise to another question. When I want to say "like what is said in the title", can I say "like said in the title"? Or how should I correct it?

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    Re: What does That put paid to it" mean exactly?

    Firstly, it's usually best not to put the whole question in the title. You could have made the title "that put paid to it" and then written the phrase again, said that it was a subtitle in the film and that you'd like to know what it means.

    If you still want to refer to the title you could say: "As the/my title says…", or "As it says in the title…" or something similar. "Like the title says…" is a common form but many would consider it less correct in this context.

    I appreciate your thanks Automoon, but it's sufficient to click on "Like" rather than make a special post.
    Also, your second question is grammatically unrelated to the first, so a new thread would have been better.

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    Re: What does That put paid to it" mean exactly?

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    Firstly, it's usually best not to put the whole question in the title. You could have made the title "that put paid to it" and then written the phrase again, said that it was a subtitle in the film and that you'd like to know what it means.

    If you still want to refer to the title you could say: "As the/my title says…", or "As it says in the title…" or something similar. "Like the title says…" is a common form but many would consider it less correct in this context.

    I appreciate your thanks Automoon, but it's sufficient to click on "Like" rather than make a special post.
    Also, your second question is grammatically unrelated to the first, so a new thread would have been better.

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    can you give me the full sentence using "as the title says..."?
    And why "like the title says" would be considered as less correct in this context?

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    As the title says, I am querying the meaning of the phrase "to put paid to it".

    I would like help with the phrase "to put paid to it", as shown in my title.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What does That put paid to it" mean exactly?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    As the title says, I am querying the meaning of the phrase "to put paid to it".

    I would like help with the phrase "to put paid to it", as shown in my title.
    What do you mean "as show in my title"?

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    Re: What does That put paid to it" mean exactly?

    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON View Post
    What do you mean "as show in my title"?
    I didn't say "As show ​in my title", did I? Look again.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What does That put paid to it" mean exactly?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I didn't say "As show ​in my title", did I? Look again.
    Come on, you know I meant "show"

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