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    Talking put words?

    Hi,

    I want to say "please say something for me" in a little bit poetic way.

    Then..can I say "would you put words in for me?"

    I just learned this phrase from the lyrics Sad Song, from Oasis. ( "try to put a word in for me" )

    If not, please give me an alternative way of saying?

    Thanks.

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    Re: put words?

    If you "put in a [good] word for someone", you say something (usually something nice) about someone in order to help them out.

    "Please say something for me" could be said as "Please put it into words" or something similar.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: put words?

    I thought a word is too small amount as I assume it really mean just a word. If I say words, would it be awkward?

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    Re: put words?

    not a teacher

    "try to put a word in for me"
    If I say words, would it be awkward?


    If you want to use this phrase with the meaning that emsr2d2 has described, then only the singular is used.
    "Try to put words in for me" is not correct.

    I thought a word is too small amount as I assume it really mean just a word.
    We do use "word" to mean more than one word in other contexts too.

    have a word = have a short conversation
    "I'm going to have a word with my boss about a raise."

    the word on the street = rumour or information being circulated
    "The word on the street is that the police have nearly caught the arsonist."
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