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    #1

    garble, falsify, twist

    Hi teachers,


    She distorted my statement. Correct?
    Can I use "garble, falsify, twist" in place of "distort" to give the same meaning?


    Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: garble, falsify, twist

    "Garble" has a sense of being unintentional.

    "Falsify" makes it seem like she simply made up a statement and attributed it to you.

    "Twist" can work, but I think "distort" is the best choice.

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    #3

    Re: garble, falsify, twist

    I agree with Dave, that "twist" would be the best choice for that meaning.

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    #4

    Re: garble, falsify, twist

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I agree with Dave, that "twist" would be the best choice for that meaning.
    Mike, are you sure?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Twist" can work, but I think "distort" is the best choice.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: garble, falsify, twist

    <<<Mike, are you sure? >>>

    Of the three choices offered, yes.

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    #6

    Re: garble, falsify, twist

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    <<<Mike, are you sure? >>>

    Of the three choices offered, yes.
    Still, according to SoothingDave, "distort" is the best option. Hence my remark (intended to be at least half-humorous, but it apparently failed).
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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