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    say / speak for himself

    Hi,

    Doing the exercise I've got some promblem, I'm on two minds about which word is correct?

    The sentence is: "He hasn't got much to say/speak for himself."

    I would put the "say", is it correct?

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    Re: say / speak for himself

    Quote Originally Posted by denismurs View Post
    Doing this exercise I've got a problem. I'm in two minds about which word is correct. (It's not a question.)

    The sentence is: "He hasn't got much to say/speak for himself."

    I would put the "say". Is it correct?
    Yes, it is.

    In a different context, you can say 'I don't know what my brother will say he will speak for himself.'

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    Re: say / speak for himself

    Interestingly, we'd say "I'm of two minds" in the U.S, while I see that Rover highlighted the preposition and made it "in."
    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: say / speak for himself

    These two Ngrams confirm the AmE/BrE difference:

    American English
    British English

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