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    a lie to say about me

    How is your computer?
    1-In good working order, which would be a lie to say about me.

    2-In good working order, and that would be a lie to say about me.

    Are sentences '1' and '2' correct in this context?
    They are supposed to mean: My computer is in good working order, but it would be a lie to say that I am in good working order.

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    Navi.

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    Re: a lie to say about me

    They are both okay, but consider something like
    "In good working order, though I'd be lying if I described myself the same way."
    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: a lie to say about me

    Or a pithy "unlike me."

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    Re: a lie to say about me

    My first choice would be "In good working order, unlike me". After that, I would probably use "In good working order, which is more than can be said for me".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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