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    #1

    they have told me

    -The windshield of my car has been smashed.
    -Have you seen it?
    -No, but they have told me.
    Meaning: Some people have told me.

    Is the sentence 'No, but they have told me.' correct in this context?

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    Re: they have told me

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    -The windshield of my car has been smashed.
    -Have you seen it?
    -No, but they have told me.
    Meaning: Some people have told me.

    Is the sentence 'No, but they have told me.' correct in this context?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    It's rather unnatural. Here's what I would expect.

    - My car's windscreen has been smashed.
    - Oh no, have you actually seen it?
    - No, someone told me.

    (Windscreen (BrE) = Windshield (AmE)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: they have told me

    Thank you very much Emsr2d2.

    What should I say if more than one person told me? Would 'someone told me' still work?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: they have told me

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Thank you very much Emsr2d2.

    What should I say if more than one person told me? Would 'someone told me' still work?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    You could say "People told me".

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    Re: they have told me

    The original sounds fine to me.

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