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    lied about how....

    1) He lied about how his father died.
    Could this mean:
    1a) He said that his father had died and that was a lie.

    2) He lied about how he liked seafood.
    Could this mean:
    2a) He said that he liked seafood and that was a lie.

    3) He lied about how he graduated from college.
    Could this mean:
    3a) He said he had graduated from college and that was a lie.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: lied about how....

    Let's take them one at a time. "He lied about how his father died" would probably mean (for example) that he said his father had drowned when in fact his father had committed suicide.

    2. Yes.
    3. Yes.

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    Re: lied about how....

    For sentence one say:

    He lied when he said his father had died. (His father was, in fact, still living.)

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    Re: lied about how....

    Or "He lied about his father being dead".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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