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    Difference between "claimed as" and "claimed to be"

    What is the difference between, "She claimed the child as her own" and "She claimed the child to be her own"?
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    Re: Difference between "claimed as" and "claimed to be"

    Although we very often see questions written like yours is, that is not the correct way to do it! The colon use is not correct. It's a total abomination!

    The correct way to write your question is as follows. And it's much easier to write than the way you did.

    What is the difference between "She claimed the child as her own." and "She claimed the child to be her own."?

    Because I feel so strongly about the above message, I am not going to dilute it by answering your question now in this post. Someone else or I will respond to your question before long.
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    Re: Difference between "claimed as" and "claimed to be"

    I completely disagree. The colon was appropriate. To the OP, both sentences are correct. But both should have been followed by a question mark.

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    Re: Difference between "claimed as" and "claimed to be"


    "She claimed the child as her own." The child was not and is not her child, but she is saying that the child should be hers now. Perhaps the child was a family member's child, but that person has died and the speaker wants the child to be her child now.

    "She claimed the child to be her own."?
    I don't know what this sentence is supposed to mean. If it is supposed to mean 'She said the child is hers.', then that is what it should say.


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    Re: Difference between "claimed as" and "claimed to be"

    Or in both cases, the child was her own child.

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    Re: Difference between "claimed as" and "claimed to be"

    Quote Originally Posted by canadian45 View Post

    The correct way to write your question is as follows. And it's much easier to write than the way you did.

    What is the difference between "She claimed the child as her own." and "She claimed the child to be her own."?
    Both full stops (periods) in your red sentence are incorrect, canadian.

    Please state that you are not a teacher, in accordance with the forum rules.

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    Re: Difference between "claimed as" and "claimed to be"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Both full stops (periods) in your red sentence are incorrect, canadian. Why do you say that? Are they not grammatically complete sentences within the entire 'sentence', extremely clumsy as it is? And a grammatically correct sentence is not correct without a period no matter where you find it.

    All she (wrote)(said) was "I didn't see or hear anything."
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    Re: Difference between "claimed as" and "claimed to be"

    No, the full stops you used were not appropriate. If a sentence is quoted as part of another sentence or as part of a question, its own final punctuation mark is not used.

    I have a house.
    "I have a house."
    Can I say "I have a house"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Difference between "claimed as" and "claimed to be"

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Or in both cases, the child was her own child.
    But If the child was her own, it is much more natural to say 'She said the child was (hers)(her own).'

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    Last edited by emsr2d2; 01-Sep-2014 at 23:25. Reason: Removed "certified" before "teacher".

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    Re: Difference between "claimed as" and "claimed to be"

    Quote Originally Posted by canadian45 View Post
    But If the child was her own, it is much more natural to say 'She said the child was (hers)(her own).'

    Not a teacher.
    Why have you capitalised the word "if"? Why have you not left a space between the closing bracket of "hers" and the opening bracket of "her own"? Or rather, why did you not write "She said the child was hers/her own"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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