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    Speak(ing) of the devil.

    John: I hope I can see the famous singer today.
    Mary: ____________________
    (A) Speaking of the devil. (B) Speak of the devil.

    Which option is the correct response?
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    #2

    Re: Speak(ing) of the devil.

    B is more common.

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    #3

    Re: Speak(ing) of the devil.

    Your mini-dialogue does not tell us that you understand the use or meaning of the expression.

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    Re: Speak(ing) of the devil.

    The mini-dialog was written by a Taiwanese teacher of English. It was not natural English.
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #6

    Re: Speak(ing) of the devil.

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    The mini-dialog was written by a Taiwanese teacher of English. It was not natural English.
    It could be if the singer walked by just then.
    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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